The Solo Parents Group urges people to stop bashing Senator Tito Sotto. It is best for government officials to start working on giving more benefits to single parents instead. They criticize groups who are too sensitive to the senator’s remarks during the CA hearing of Social Welfare Secretary of Judy Taguiwalo when he really meant no harm.
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[VIDEO]: Solo Parents Group urges people to stop bashing Senator Tito Sotto and instead asks lawmakers to look into giving benefits to citizens like them.
The leader of the Solo Parents Group said that there’s no point to bash Sotto through social media and waste time in because it cannot solve the difficulties of single parents. They have to work alone for the welfare of the children. She stresses that most single parents are female, belong to poor communities, and struggling for a decent livelihood that can generate enough income for the whole family. It is much better to have a dialogue with lawmakers how they can help in easing their burden.
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Sotto assures the group that he would push for the passage of amendments to Republic Act No. 8972, or the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000. The bill is hanging for around 17 years. FSPL president Carina Javier said the group could have confronted Sotto he already apologized to Taguiwalo and that the secretary accepted it. They think that they do not have the right to make a big fuzz out of it unlike other groups.