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 read more

Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 10

first_imgHere are this weekend’s picks as Drew Forrester and Luke Jones will pick every NFL game as well as local college football contests.Drew Forrester is 87-44 after finishing 9-5 last week while Luke Jones is 87-44 after a 9-5 record in Week 9. Both are 0-1 this week after incorrectly picking San Diego to defeat Oakland on Thursday night (the loss is already included in the aforementioned records). Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks.Ravens at Seahawks: Baltimore 34-10 (Drew), Baltimore 23-13 (Luke)Steelers at Bengals: Cincinnati 20-17 (Drew), Pittsburgh 20-14 (Luke)Broncos at Chiefs: Kansas City 28-19 (Drew), Kansas City 24-20 (Luke)Jaguars at Colts: Indianapolis 13-9 (Drew), Indianapolis 13-10 (Luke)Bills at Cowboys: Buffalo 27-20 (Drew), Dallas 23-20 (Luke)Texans at Buccaneers: Tampa Bay 24-20 (Drew), Houston 24-23 (Luke)Titans at Panthers: Carolina 24-17 (Drew), Carolina 21-16 (Luke)Redskins at Dolphins: Miami 17-16 (Drew), Miami 17-13 (Luke)Saints at Falcons: New Orleans 27-24 (Drew), New Orleans 27-21 (Luke)Lions at Bears: Chicago 27-20 (Drew), Chicago 20-17 (Luke)Rams at Browns: Cleveland 17-10 (Drew), Cleveland 16-10 (Luke)Cardinals at Eagles: Philadelphia 37-7 (Drew), Philadelphia 27-13 (Luke)Giants at 49ers: New York 24-21 OT (Drew), San Francisco 24-17 (Luke)Patriots at Jets: New England 28-24 (Drew), New England 25-20 (Luke)Vikings at Packers: Green Bay 36-24 (Drew), Green Bay 31-17 (Luke)Maryland at Notre Dame: Fighting Irish 34-20 (Drew), Fighting Irish 27-14 (Luke)New Hampshire at Towson: Tigers 26-23 (Drew), Tigers 24-17 (Luke)Navy at SMU: Mustangs 30-20 (Drew), Mustangs 21-14 (Luke)Norfolk State at Morgan State: Spartans 35-10 (Drew), Spartans 24-20 (Luke)last_img read more