AC solo par­ent or­di­nance adopted by other LGUs

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY REYNALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

ANGELESCITY — A city or­di­nance which guarantees the grant­ing of dis­counts and other in­cen­tives to solo par­ents was adopted by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment Bu­la­can and other lo­cal gov­ern­ment units in Pam­panga and even in Metro Manila.

This was learned from Coun­cilor Amos Rivera, who au­thored City Or­di­nance Num­ber 356 Se­ries of 2014 (Solo Par­ent Or­di­nance) pur­suant to Repub­lic Act Num­ber 8972 oth­er­wise known as Solo Par­ents Wel­fare Act of 2000.

“I never ex­pected that the solo par­ent or­di­nance that I au­thored will be adopted by dif­fer­ent re­gions. The prov­ince of Bu­la­can, City of San Fer­nando, Metro Manila have ini­ti­ated their re­spec­tive or­di­nances to pro­vide dis­counts and in­cen­tives to solo par­ents-mem­bers,” Rivera said.

Rivera said that city gov­ern­ment is also pro­vid­ing liveli­hood to reg­is­tered solo par­ents in the city.

The city of­fi­cial urged the solo par­ents to se­cure accreditation from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment to avail of the dis­counts from es­tab­lish­ments.

Rivera said his of­fice has or­ga­nized a group, in co­op­er­a­tion with the City So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment Of­fice (CSWDO), to look for solo par­ents in the city.

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