The Journal for Health Research and Society (JHRS) is a peer-reviewed Open Access research journal with an International Editorial Board published annually by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) of Mindanao State University-General Santos City. It is managed by an Editorial Board composed of established researchers and experts in various scientific disciplines and is supported by a pool of reputable international external reviewers. JHRS endeavors to strengthen communication of scientific works and discoveries in the fof health and social sciences among researchers in Mindanao, across all regions in the Philippines and worldwide.