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Solo Parents Group would Rather work with Senator Sotto than Bash


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[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.

More Benefits

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.

Blessing in Disguise

The senator welcomes the group’s practical approach. He just takes the social media bashing lightly now because his joke seems like a blessing in disguise. They now talk about measures that could benefit single parents. Instead of throwing mud at each other, they opt to work together to reach solutions for the welfare of solo parents.

Possible Benefits

Aside from the daily needs, families of single parents would also need assistance in the areas of education, medical care, and perhaps discounts from selected commodities. Sotto said that if they can lower the price for senior citizens, they should do also for single parents.

Champion for Solo Parents Act

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.

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