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Roxas City mayor forms suicide task force

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To address the high number of recent suicides in Roxas City, Mayor Ronnie Dadivas has formed a team to draw up ways to prevent future such incidents.

Dadivas acknowledged the alarming increase in the number of suicide cases, including at least six confirmed cases and three still under investigation.

“As of July 3, I have already designated a medical authority to help create a framework that would address this crisis,” he said.

Involved in the efforts are:

* City Health Office
* Provincial Health Office
* Department of Health
* Capiz Medical Society
* Department of Education Roxas Division
* Capiz State University (CapSU) Main campus
* CapSU-Dayao campus
* Department of Interior and Local Government

Last Sunday, the Catholic Church in Capiz raised alarm over the series of suicide cases, including that of a gay woman who hanged herself evening of July 9.