Antique solo parents learn rights, privileges

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – Forty-nine soloparents working at the provincial government here were briefed about theirrights and privileges.    “There are still many solo parents whoare not aware of their rights and privileges so this orientation is conducted,”Dagumanpan added. “One of the benefits of the soloparents is the extended maternity leave which is 120 days,” she added. Diwata Dagumanpan, solo parent programin-charge of the Social Welfare and Development provincial office, said onWednesday that this was the first time solo parents employed at the provincialgovernment – permanent or job order – were gathered. She said Republic Act 8972, the lawwhich provides benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children waspassed on July 2000 yet many solo parents were unaware of it. “When they apply for their passport atthe Department of Foreign Affairs, they no longer have to register online butthat they could walk-in,” Dagumanpan said. She added solo parents need to applyfor the solo parent identification card at their respective municipal SocialWelfare and Development Offices. Solo parents and employees of the provincial government are briefed about their benefits and privileges at the Kanyugan Function Hall in San Jose, Antique on Wednesday. ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY/PNA There are several categories in whicha person is considered a solo parent, such as a woman who gave birth as aresult of rape and other crimes against chastity – even without the finalconviction of the offender and parent left solo or alone due to the death ofspouse or due to physical and/or mental incapacity of the spouse.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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