Davao City’s Lingap Para sa Mahirap has assisted 76,735 clients from January 1 to May 16, 2023.

Lingap Para sa Mahirap Davao City main office senior social work associate Ytalia Karmili Bohol, during the Lingap sa DCDR: Lingap Para sa Mahirap program of 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) aired Wednesday, May 17, said Lingap has seen a surge in demand for its services since last year, with 59,559 individuals seeking assistance at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and 17,176 in private hospitals.

Bohol highlighted funeral and medical assistance as the most sought-after services among their clients.

“Daghana na gyud kaayo gaduol sa Lingap, both from private hospitals and SPMS. Since last year, nakita nato gadaghan na gyud ang mga tao karon nga gapangayo og tabang, halos half pa lang sa tuig daghan na kaayo sila (Many people have approached Lingap, both from private hospitals and SPMC. Since last year, we have seen a lot of people asking for help, and we are still midway into the year, there are already too many of them),” Bohol said.

The Lingap Para sa Mahirap main office, along with its satellite offices, extends aid in various forms, including hospitalization and funeral bill assistance, dialysis, medical prescription support, and access to maintenance medicines.

Meanwhile, Gladys Blanco, a staff member at the Lingap Paquibato District satellite office, encouraged residents from the district’s 13 barangays to reach out to their office for assistance. She emphasized that doing so would save them time, money, and effort since the main Lingap office is located far from their area.

“Dili na kinahanglan mumata sayo para mubyahe padulong sa downtown, dili na kinahanglan mugasto og dako sa pamasahe kay pwede na i-process nato diri ang assistance nga kinahanglan ninyo (No need to wake up early and travel downtown, no need to spend a large sum on transportation because we can process the necessary assistance you need right here),” Blanco said.

She also advised them to prepare their requirements in advance, even if the prescribed medicines are unavailable in Paquibato. With the assistance of Lingap Paquibato staff, the residents can avoid unnecessary trips by availing of the medicines from partner pharmacies in Calinan or downtown.

For inquiries, individuals can reach out to Lingap Para sa Mahirap through its Facebook page 👉 https://www.facebook.com/lingapparasamahirap or mobile number 0909-5474763. CIO