Under the Memorandum Of Understanding, ASCOT-Office of Extension and Rural Development shall provide the necessary human and material resources by conducting collaborative research on mental health, providing technical assistance in establishing community-based mental health care facilities in the province, establishing a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, providing specialized service in instituting mechanisms and protocols in handling individuals with mental conditions, in conducting training which is designed to capacitate mental health care providers and workers and running province-wide campaigns to raise the level of public awareness on the protection and promotion of mental health and rights including, but not limited to, mental health and nutrition, stress handling, guidance and counseling, and other elements of mental health.
The Mental Health Practitioners of ASCOT shall also provide psychosocial support services during and after natural disasters/calamities and other emergencies on a voluntary or pro bono basis.
Governor Atty. Christian M. Noveras and ASCOT College President Eutiquio L. Rotaquio, Jr., PhD, are present during the signing together with ASCOT personnel as witnesses, For. Michelle A. Resueño, Vice President for Planning and Finance; Dolores Salvacion Tolentino, RGC- Mental Health Coordinator and the Director for Planning; Ricardo G. Gonzales, Jr. Director- Office of Extension and Rural Development; Glenda M. Nad, Instructor I and the Extension Coordinator, and Genalyn C. Gudoy, College Nurse.
The second party, PGA, is also represented by other witnesses, Abigaiel F. Paulino, OIC-PSWDO, Luisito G. Teh, PHO, Ellen Olivar, PSWDO and Attorney Antelope F. Racca.