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Mental Health Philippines - The chains of mental illness 2017/2018

In the rural areas of the Philippines, people with mental problems are locked in cages built by their own family outside their homes, closed in wooden barracks or tied to trees.
In the country, about one out of five citizens suffers from a mental disorder, but there is no mental health law. For the most part, these are psychotic patients, 70-80% are schizophrenics. However, the resources to treat them are scarce and there are no doctors: in the country, which counts a hundred million people, there are only 400 psychiatrists, mostly employed in the human resources of companies.
Lack of money to buy medication is another major problem families face and there is often no choice between having to buy food for the family and medicines for a sick relative.
Cages and chains are often an obligatory choice for families, who despite their efforts do not have other alternatives for their loved ones.
Stories seem to repeat from one family to another.
Psychiatric clinics are scarce, they are overcrowded and in very bad condition, medicines have to be paid and many people struggle to find the money even for a first visit.
The result of all this is a large number of people tied or locked up, with no medical care and perspective for improvement.
City: Bogo  Generic: Banban  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 24/09/2018 Victoria Ancao, in front of the cage where her 21-year-old nephew Jessie has been locked up since 2015. Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
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City: Bogo Generic: Banban State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
24/09/2018 Victoria Ancao, in front of the cage where her 21-year-old nephew Jessie has been locked up since 2015. Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
City: Bogo  Generic: Banban  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 24/09/2018 Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
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City: Bogo Generic: Banban State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
24/09/2018 Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
City: Bogo  Generic: Banban  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 24/09/2018 Victoria Ancao speaks through the cage with her 21-year-old nephew Jessie. He has been locked up since 2015 in a cage because of his psychic problems. Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
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City: Bogo Generic: Banban State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
24/09/2018 Victoria Ancao speaks through the cage with her 21-year-old nephew Jessie. He has been locked up since 2015 in a cage because of his psychic problems. Jessie Bryan, 21, locked in a cage since 2015 by his mother and his aunt. One week's treatment at the psychiatric clinic in Cebu did not help to improve his condition. After returning home, his aunt Victoria Ancao did all she could to treat him and look after him. Unfortunately, having to work for the sustenance of the family, she was forced to close her nephew in a cage.
City: Daanbantayan  Generic: Aguho  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 The mother and nephew visit Alejandro. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
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City: Daanbantayan Generic: Aguho State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 The mother and nephew visit Alejandro. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
City: Daanbantayan  Generic: Aguho  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/02/2017 The grandchildren keep Alejandro company during breakfast. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
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City: Daanbantayan Generic: Aguho State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/02/2017 The grandchildren keep Alejandro company during breakfast. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
City: Daanbantayan  Generic: Aguho  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Alejandro's mother helps him wash his hands after lunch. Alejandro has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
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City: Daanbantayan Generic: Aguho State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Alejandro's mother helps him wash his hands after lunch. Alejandro has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
City: Daanbantayan  Generic: Aguho  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/02/2017 The mother and nephew visit Alejandro. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
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City: Daanbantayan Generic: Aguho State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/02/2017 The mother and nephew visit Alejandro. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
City: Daanbantayan  Generic: Aguho  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 05/09/2018 Alejandro spends most of the day alone and tied up, few people spend time with him. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
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City: Daanbantayan Generic: Aguho State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
05/09/2018 Alejandro spends most of the day alone and tied up, few people spend time with him. He has lived for years tied to a tree in a field not far from his family's home, due to his mental health problems. Alejandro Rodrigo suffers from psychic disorders caused by a trauma immediately after witnessing a murder. Alejandro has become aggressive, especially towards animals. After the man had killed some neighbors' animals, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illnesses and not knowing how to manage the disease of their son, the family decided to tie him to a tree.
Many families keep relatives suffering from psychic disorders tied in cages or segregated.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado suffers from schizophrenia and since almost twenty years lives in a cage built in the land surrounding his mother's house, among a cornfield, palm trees and some fruit trees. Theodoro Bucado, helped by his sister, washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado suffers from schizophrenia and since almost twenty years lives in a cage built in the land surrounding his mother's house, among a cornfield, palm trees and some fruit trees. Theodoro Bucado, helped by his sister, washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Crisanta keeps his son Theodoro company, who has been caged for twenty years because of his illness. Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Crisanta keeps his son Theodoro company, who has been caged for twenty years because of his illness. Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, helped by his sister, washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, helped by his sister, washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, (helped by his sister) washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, (helped by his sister) washes himself with a glass. Sick of schizophrenia, he was locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness. The niece and a friend visit Theodoro.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness. The niece and a friend visit Theodoro.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Kayam  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Kayam State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
24/02/2017 Theodoro Bucado, a schizophrenia patient, has been locked in a cage for almost fifteen years. The mother, Crisanta, not knowing how to manage her son's illness, had to close him in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/09/2018 Arthuro Garcia, 43 years old.
After moving to Cebu to work on a ship, Arthuro began to use methamphetamine. On his return to his village, according to his parents, he was no longer the same person. Taken to the clinic in Cebu for a few months, Arthuro had begun to show signs of improvement. When the treatment was over and the money available for the medication had finished, Arthuro started to get worse and fell into a state of confusion. Given the lack of money to supply medicines to Arthuro, which in the meantime became violent, the relatives chose to close him in a cage.
Arthuro has been in a cage for ten years, the family is afraid of him, nobody enters the cage; nobody cleans, nobody talks to him. Only once in ten years, two volunteers cleaned the cage and helped Arthuro to take a shower. The mother believes that Arthuro is possessed by a demon and he is completely abandoned to himself.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/09/2018 Arthuro Garcia, 43 years old.
After moving to Cebu to work on a ship, Arthuro began to use methamphetamine. On his return to his village, according to his parents, he was no longer the same person. Taken to the clinic in Cebu for a few months, Arthuro had begun to show signs of improvement. When the treatment was over and the money available for the medication had finished, Arthuro started to get worse and fell into a state of confusion. Given the lack of money to supply medicines to Arthuro, which in the meantime became violent, the relatives chose to close him in a cage.
Arthuro has been in a cage for ten years, the family is afraid of him, nobody enters the cage; nobody cleans, nobody talks to him. Only once in ten years, two volunteers cleaned the cage and helped Arthuro to take a shower. The mother believes that Arthuro is possessed by a demon and he is completely abandoned to himself.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/09/2018 Arthuro Garcia, 43 years old.
After moving to Cebu to work on a ship, Arthuro began to use methamphetamine. On his return to his village, according to his parents, he was no longer the same person. Taken to the clinic in Cebu for a few months, Arthuro had begun to show signs of improvement. When the treatment was over and the money available for the medication had finished, Arthuro started to get worse and fell into a state of confusion. Given the lack of money to supply medicines to Arthuro, which in the meantime became violent, the relatives chose to close him in a cage.
Arthuro has been in a cage for ten years, the family is afraid of him, nobody enters the cage; nobody cleans, nobody talks to him. Only once in ten years, two volunteers cleaned the cage and helped Arthuro to take a shower. The mother believes that Arthuro is possessed by a demon and he is completely abandoned to himself.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/09/2018 Arthuro Garcia, 43 years old.
After moving to Cebu to work on a ship, Arthuro began to use methamphetamine. On his return to his village, according to his parents, he was no longer the same person. Taken to the clinic in Cebu for a few months, Arthuro had begun to show signs of improvement. When the treatment was over and the money available for the medication had finished, Arthuro started to get worse and fell into a state of confusion. Given the lack of money to supply medicines to Arthuro, which in the meantime became violent, the relatives chose to close him in a cage.
Arthuro has been in a cage for ten years, the family is afraid of him, nobody enters the cage; nobody cleans, nobody talks to him. Only once in ten years, two volunteers cleaned the cage and helped Arthuro to take a shower. The mother believes that Arthuro is possessed by a demon and he is completely abandoned to himself.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Bancasan  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Bancasan State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Bancasan  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Bancasan State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Bancasan  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Bancasan State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Maribel Antig, 30 years old. After being discharged from the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu City, she was locked up in a cage by her family. Once a month, a nurse reaches Maribel to give her medication. Unfortunately, the family is forced to keep her in a cage because they believe it is the only way to keep her safe.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/02/2017 Karen Franco, sick with schizophrenia. The mother, Rosalia De Mape, not knowing how to manage her daughter's illness, had to close her in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/02/2017 Karen Franco, sick with schizophrenia. The mother, Rosalia De Mape, not knowing how to manage her daughter's illness, had to close her in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/02/2017 Karen Franco, sick with schizophrenia. The mother, Rosalia De Mape, not knowing how to manage her daughter's illness, had to close her in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/02/2017 Karen Franco, sick with schizophrenia. The mother, Rosalia De Mape, not knowing how to manage her daughter's illness, had to close her in a cage, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Rejohn with his parents and one of his brothers in their home. When parents can assist him, they try to keep him company. Unfortunately when they are not present, Rejohn is locked in a room outside the house. The brothers, still young, are not in a position to assist him. Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Rejohn with his parents and one of his brothers in their home. When parents can assist him, they try to keep him company. Unfortunately when they are not present, Rejohn is locked in a room outside the house. The brothers, still young, are not in a position to assist him. Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
City: San Remigio  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Rejohn looks from the window of the room where he is held because of his illness. When parents can assist him, When parents can assist him, they try to keep him company. Unfortunately, when they are not present, Rejohn is locked in a room outside the house. The brothers, still young, are not in a position to assist him. Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
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City: San Remigio State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Rejohn looks from the window of the room where he is held because of his illness. When parents can assist him, When parents can assist him, they try to keep him company. Unfortunately, when they are not present, Rejohn is locked in a room outside the house. The brothers, still young, are not in a position to assist him. Rejohn Senangote, fourteen, sick with a severe form of autism. The family did not know the type of illness of their child, there being no assistance and possibility to consult experts. The parents isolated him in a room of a few square meters because of the difficulty in managing the behavior of the child.
Generic: Batad  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 24/02/2017 Efren Parpado, due to his psychic condition, has been locked for years in a cage built on the back of the house where he grew up. The cage measures a few square meters and is under the beating sun for most of the day. Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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Generic: Batad State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
24/02/2017 Efren Parpado, due to his psychic condition, has been locked for years in a cage built on the back of the house where he grew up. The cage measures a few square meters and is under the beating sun for most of the day. Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
Generic: Batad  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 24/02/2017 Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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Generic: Batad State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
24/02/2017 Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
Generic: Batad  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 24/09/2018 Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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Generic: Batad State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
24/09/2018 Efren Parpado has anger management problems: he has been imprisoned for two years in a small cell built by his family on the back of the house.
His mother, Avelina, and his father, Eduardo, feel threatened by their son and have declared their willingness to leave the boy locked up in the cell "forever", because there is no way to cure him nor adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
Generic: Bancasan  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Tripon Burlaos is a 67-year-old mechanic. For almost thirty years, his son Pedro has been living in a room next to his workshop without the possibility of going out. Pedro's mental condition does not allow it and his father has chosen to build that room as close as possible to the place where he spends most of the time during the day. Pedro Burlaos, 44 years old. Pedro has been in a cage for ten years. His father, Tripon Burlaos, 67, keeps him company. The father says he was forced to Close him in a cage and was never happy with what he had to do, but he had no choice.
Now that he is old, he has much more time to spend in the cage with Pedro. Pedro could come out of the cage, the door is not locked. The father says that, after ten years, the son prefers to stay inside.
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Generic: Bancasan State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Tripon Burlaos is a 67-year-old mechanic. For almost thirty years, his son Pedro has been living in a room next to his workshop without the possibility of going out. Pedro's mental condition does not allow it and his father has chosen to build that room as close as possible to the place where he spends most of the time during the day. Pedro Burlaos, 44 years old. Pedro has been in a cage for ten years. His father, Tripon Burlaos, 67, keeps him company. The father says he was forced to Close him in a cage and was never happy with what he had to do, but he had no choice.
Now that he is old, he has much more time to spend in the cage with Pedro. Pedro could come out of the cage, the door is not locked. The father says that, after ten years, the son prefers to stay inside.
Generic: Bancasan  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 25/09/2018 Pedro Burlaos, 44 years old. Pedro has been in a cage for ten years. His father, Tripon Burlaos, 67, keeps him company. The father says he was forced to Close him in a cage and was never happy with what he had to do, but he had no choice.
Now that he is old, he has much more time to spend in the cage with Pedro. Pedro could come out of the cage, the door is not locked. The father says that, after ten years, the son prefers to stay inside.
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Generic: Bancasan State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
25/09/2018 Pedro Burlaos, 44 years old. Pedro has been in a cage for ten years. His father, Tripon Burlaos, 67, keeps him company. The father says he was forced to Close him in a cage and was never happy with what he had to do, but he had no choice.
Now that he is old, he has much more time to spend in the cage with Pedro. Pedro could come out of the cage, the door is not locked. The father says that, after ten years, the son prefers to stay inside.
City: Medellin  Generic: Mahawak  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/09/2018 Neil Tañiza, 30 years old.
Since 2012, Neil has been locked in a cage. When he had previously begun to behave violently, the family took him to the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu to treat him. According to the mother, the treatments were useless and the only solution is to keep him locked up.
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City: Medellin Generic: Mahawak State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/09/2018 Neil Tañiza, 30 years old.
Since 2012, Neil has been locked in a cage. When he had previously begun to behave violently, the family took him to the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu to treat him. According to the mother, the treatments were useless and the only solution is to keep him locked up.
City: Medellin  Generic: Mahawak  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/09/2018 Neil Tañiza, 30 years old.
Since 2012, Neil has been locked in a cage. When he had previously begun to behave violently, the family took him to the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu to treat him. According to the mother, the treatments were useless and the only solution is to keep him locked up.
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City: Medellin Generic: Mahawak State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/09/2018 Neil Tañiza, 30 years old.
Since 2012, Neil has been locked in a cage. When he had previously begun to behave violently, the family took him to the Vicente Sotto clinic in Cebu to treat him. According to the mother, the treatments were useless and the only solution is to keep him locked up.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Looc  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 26/09/2018 Mario Sinangote, 55, helps his elderly parents to clean up the corn grown in a small land outside their home. Mario lives with them, who keep him in chains because of his mental condition. Mario Sinangote, 55, ten years in chains in a room. Mario had a nervous breakdown when his wife and three children left him. His elderly parents have no way of providing treatment and the only solution was to bind Mario.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Looc State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
26/09/2018 Mario Sinangote, 55, helps his elderly parents to clean up the corn grown in a small land outside their home. Mario lives with them, who keep him in chains because of his mental condition. Mario Sinangote, 55, ten years in chains in a room. Mario had a nervous breakdown when his wife and three children left him. His elderly parents have no way of providing treatment and the only solution was to bind Mario.
City: San Remigio  Generic: Looc  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Filippine  - 26/09/2018 Mario Sinangote, 55, ten years in chains in a room. Mario had a nervous breakdown when his wife and three children left him. His elderly parents have no way of providing treatment and the only solution was to bind Mario.
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City: San Remigio Generic: Looc State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Filippine
26/09/2018 Mario Sinangote, 55, ten years in chains in a room. Mario had a nervous breakdown when his wife and three children left him. His elderly parents have no way of providing treatment and the only solution was to bind Mario.
Generic: Tacup  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
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Generic: Tacup State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
Generic: Tacup  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
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Generic: Tacup State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
Generic: Tacup  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
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Generic: Tacup State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
26/09/2018 Jona Mae Flores, 19 years old.
After the typhoon Yolanda that hit the island of Cebu, Jona began to have the first symptoms of the disease. The mother Thelma, after having supported her in every way and with any means available, found herself forced to chain her in a room. Thelma has to work and no one can take care of Jona when she is away. Jona takes medicines and is under treatment.
Generic: Poblacion  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 The hut built by the relatives of Belinda Liquigan, where she has been living segregated for several years because of her mental health problems. 25/02/2017 Belinda Liquigan suffers from psychic disorders and has been isolated in a room of a few square meters. The family do not know the causes of the disease nor a way to manage it, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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Generic: Poblacion State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 The hut built by the relatives of Belinda Liquigan, where she has been living segregated for several years because of her mental health problems. 25/02/2017 Belinda Liquigan suffers from psychic disorders and has been isolated in a room of a few square meters. The family do not know the causes of the disease nor a way to manage it, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
San Remigio  Generic: Poblacion  State: Provincia di Cebu  Country: Philippines  - 25/02/2017 Belinda Liquigan suffers from psychic disorders and has been isolated in a room of a few square meters. The family do not know the causes of the disease nor a way to manage it, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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San Remigio Generic: Poblacion State: Provincia di Cebu Country: Philippines
25/02/2017 Belinda Liquigan suffers from psychic disorders and has been isolated in a room of a few square meters. The family do not know the causes of the disease nor a way to manage it, given the lack of adequate assistance for those suffering from mental illness.
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