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Implementation and Information Campaign for RA 8972

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Privilege Speech by Councilor Louie John Bonguyan on RA 8972 delivered on the Davao City Coucil Session on September 20, 2010.

Implementation and Information Campaign
for RA 8972 known as the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000

Senator Loren Legarda has filed Senate Bill No. 1429 entitled “Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2010.” According to SB 1429, a “solo parent” is a parent who is solely responsible for parenthood of a child or children due to his or her spouse’s death, imprisonment, mental incapacity, or legal separation. Women who got pregnant due to sexual abused are also considered as “solo parents.” SB 1429 grants qualified solo or single parents to benefits such as:
1. Ten percent (10%) discount from all purchases of clothing and clothing materials for the child from birth up to two years;
2. Fifteen (15%) discount from all purchases of baby’s milk, food and food supplements;
3. Fifteen (15%) percent discount from all purchases of medicines and other medical supplements/supplies for the child; and
4. Basic personal exemption from individual income tax.

While SB 1429 is still pending in the Senate, we already have Republic Act No. 8972 known as the “Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000” and entitled as “An Act Providing for Benefits and Privileges to Solo Parents and their Children, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes.”
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Written by riajose

October 6, 2010 at 6:15 am