This department’s origins are tied up with the earliest beginnings of Southern Philippines Medical Center. By order of the Department of Health in 1958, the Davao Regional and Medical Center was relocated and established at its present compound in JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City. The old Davao General Hospital built in 1918 was then transformed into a medical ward.
In 1980 the medical ward became independently known as the Davao Mental Hospital. Shortly in 1986 its hospital administration and services were placed under the authority of Davao Medical Center, until presently. On par with the global need to address mental health and the rapid developments in technology and neurosciences, the institution yearned to make Davao Mental Hospital as the leading mental health center in Mindanao. Such was the primary target of the alumni and consultants of DMH Dept. of Psychiatry, who later on established the Davao Medical Association of Psychiatrist.
By 2006, Davao Mental Hospital started working with professional groups of local city-based architects and engineers of various fields. The transformation of Davao Medical Center into Southern Philippines Medical Center has also enabled the Davao Mental Hospital to deliberate ways of fulfilling an integrated regional mental health plan and program.
Thus virtually achieving its goals, and renaming it into the brainchild Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.
Its residency training program in Psychiatry was first accredited in 1992, uniquely being the first medical institution of its kind outside of Metro Manila. Among its key subspecialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. In addition, this department caters to 26 nursing schools in Mindanao for related nursing experience in Psychiatry.
A premier center for mental health in Mindanao.
A dynamic and sustainable government hospital facility that delivers quality mental health services through holistic and efficient management patient care.
Medical Professional Staff
|Agnes Padilla, MS III||Bihildis Mabunga, MS III|
|Marjorie Dela-On, MS II||Marilou Benignos, MS II|
|Paolo Woodruff Gonzales, Ms II||Keith Bryan Ching, MS II|
|Dova Sayon, MS II||Reagan Joseph Villanueva, MO IV|
|Abegail Lozada, MO IV||Ismael Cordero Jr., MO III|
|Tristan Filipinas, MO III||Aisa Katrina Francisco, MO III|
|Ofelia Mari Hofilena, MO III||Louie Lacno, MO III|
|Janet Delos Santos, MO III||Aleah Tiu, MO III|
Hospital Operations and Support Services
|Grace Bernardo (Admin Officer V)||Dexter Baluran (Human Resource Staff)|
|Rusiel Tanzo (Admin Aide I)||Ariel Enriquez (Law I)|
|Fernando Bragas (Admin Aide I)||Robert Intano (Admin Aide I)|
|Linabel Mayantanay (Clerical Aide)||Ma. Teresa Ortega (Pharmacist II)|
|Alvin Alviola (SGI)||Leonida Amabao (Admin Aide I)|
|Purita Arandain (Admin Aide I)||Jesus Caledina (SGI)|
|Estrelita Francia (Tailor)||Meriam Palatulan (Seamstress)|
|Edgar Efren (Law I)||Evelyn Magno (Admin Aide IV)|
|Danilo Sandayan (Cook I)||Agripino Cabreros Jr. (Admin Aide III & Driver)|
|Daniel Atamosa (Barber)||Luzminda Estacio (Admin Aide I)|
|Ma. Aida Longakit (Admin Aide IV)|
Psychological Services Staff
|Evangeline Castro (Psychologist II)||Allan Flores (Psychologist II)|
Social Services Staff
|Noemi Ellery Gaona (SWO II)||Marites Perales (SWO II)|
|Merle Quebral (SWO I)|
Nutrition & Dietetics Services Staff
|Alma Basbano (ND II)||Teresita Maranan (Admin Aide I)|
|Pablo Ningue (Admin Aide I)||Maguinda Penales (Admin Aide I)|
|Eddie Cimafranca (Cook I)||Cornelio Megallos Jr. (Cook I)|
|Marcelo Morales (Cook I)||Michael Evarolo (Law I)|
|Jerry Paghid (Food Service Worker)||Aristeo Pagula (Food Service Worker)|
|Marvin Sapsal (Food Service Worker)|
|Irene Albatera||Franx Joseph Delima|
|Carmelito Fuerzas||German Gonzaga|
|Orlando Iniego||Joel Julie|
|Analyn Jumamoy||Rico Lacsamana|
|Joel Lagno||Corazon Luzon|
|Susan Nevises||Grace Pua|
|Agustin Ravelo||Imelda Reponte|
|Arjil Udog||Aquilino Villanueva|