On November 2000, the Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000 (RA8972) was passed to provide benefits for solo parents and their children in the Philippines. After almost 17 years, the law has seen lackluster implementation to say the least.
With a growing number of solo parents that is estimated to be anywhere from 15 to 20 million, this is the first time that relevant legislature is being pushed to amend the antiquated law. HB 3398 seeks to push for amendments to make the law more relevant to the needs of solo parents and their children today.
It is also a way of ensuring that national implementation is achieved for all solo parents. To date, the solo parent sector remains as one of the biggest yet widely neglected in Philippines society.
However, we face renewed hope with the unparalleled support extended by current DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo who took office upon the assumption of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to the presidency.
We take this opportunity to encourage you to support this campaign to help solo parents and their children in the Philippines.
- Kuya Ernest
This is a call for the congressmen in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines to take seriously the needs of the growing solo parent sector and to look after the welfare of their children.
Through this petition, we seek to push for the passage of HB 3398, which contains the amendments that were the inputs from various solo parent groups under the umbrella organization of the Federation of Solo Parents Luzvimin - United Solo Parents of the Philippines (FSPL-USPP).
As the biggest and legitimately registered solo parent organization in the Philippines, we take this initiative to drum up support for the passage of these amendments.
Please help us ensure the benefits of solo parents and their children by signing this petition.
Thank you very much.
The Support the Amendments to the Solo Parent Law petition to Solo Parents was written by Kuya Ernest and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.