How to Seek Assistance from Lingap Para Sa Mahirap in Davao City?

Nowhere to go with your hospital financial problems? Are you in dire need to pay excess hospital bills, medicine bills, and alike? Pray to God and don’t lost hope! Come to Davao City and figure out how you can seek assistance from the City Mayor’s Office (CMO) through Lingap Para sa Mahirap Program.

What is Lingap Para sa Mahirap?

Lingap para sa Mahirap is a program by the City Government of Davao which provide varieties of health assistance such as hospital financial assistance, funeral/burial assistance and pharmaceutical assistance.

This was founded in 2001 by former City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and now the President of the Philippines. Today, it is handled by City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte- Carpio.

Since its inception, Lingap has been providing services to thousands of people from Davao City and nearby regions in Mindanao. This includes funeral bills, hospital bills, ligation, vasectomies, and referrals.

Key program components

Hospitalization assistance is provided mainly at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), a retained Department of Health (DOH) hospital. Services provided at the SPMC for qualified indigents include medical support (inpatient hospitalization, medicines, medical supplies, laboratory exams including ultrasound, x-ray, and CT-scan), permanent family planning methods (vasectomy and tubal ligation), and outpatient and emergency cases, as guided by the social worker on duty at the hospital. Hospitalization assistance benefits can also be availed at private hospitals if services at SPMC are not available. The Lingap program negotiates what it pays to these hospitals in the form of health service contracts. Pharmaceutical assistance is also given to the poor and is operated as a voucher program involving private drugstores. Poor patients are given stubs to claim their medicines at any MurangGamot-affiliated drugstores or at the SPMC hospital.

Lingap Procedures

For clients seeking assistance from City Mayor's Office (Burial, Hospitalization and Medical Assistance) here are the procedures:

Credit to Jeb Yap Generalao-Saludar

For hospital bills, Lingap may require you to bring the following requirements:

-        -Valid ID
-        - Certificate of confinement / Hospital bills invoice

Contact Lingap

Address: Ground Floor, City Hall Bldg., San Pedro Street, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 227-2577
Email : lingap @
Website :

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