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Title: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: lovingmumofimman on April 16, 2010, 02:38:03 am
Republic Act No. 8972 or the “Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000”is the Philippine law on single parents. It was promulgated on November 7, 2000.

The law provides comprehensive program of services for solo parents and their children to be carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the National Housing Authority (NHA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other related government and non-government agencies. (Sec.2, RA 8972)

You are considered a single parent if you are:

    [1] A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender: Provided, That the mother keeps and raises the child;

    [2] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to death of spouse;

    [3] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood while the spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year;

    [4] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner;

    [5] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year, as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;

    [6] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children;

    [7] Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to abandonment of spouse for at least one (1) year;

    [8] Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution;

    [9] Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children;

    [10] Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.

A change in the status or circumstance of the parent claiming benefits under this Act, such that he/she is no longer left alone with the responsibility of parenthood, shall terminate his/her eligibility for these benefits.

Who are considered as “children” under RA 8972?

The term “children” refers to those living with and dependent upon the solo parent for support who are unmarried, unemployed and not more than eighteen (18) years of age, or even over eighteen (18) years but are incapable of self-support because of mental and/or physical defect/disability.

What are government agencies required to provide under RA 8972?

A comprehensive package of social development and welfare services for solo parents and their families will be developed by the DSWD, DOH, DECS, CHED, TESDA, DOLE, NHA and DILG, in coordination with local government units and a nongovernmental organization with proven track record in providing services for solo parents.

The DSWD shall coordinate with concerned agencies the implementation of the comprehensive package of social development and welfare services for solo parents and their families.

What are included in this package of services for single parents?

The package of services will initially include:

    (a) Livelihood development services which include trainings on livelihood skills, basic business management, value orientation and the provision of seed capital or job placement.

    (b) Counseling services which include individual, peer group or family counseling. This will focus on the resolution of personal relationship and role conflicts.

    (c) Parent effectiveness services which include the provision and expansion of knowledge and skills of the solo parent on early childhood development, behavior management, health care, rights and duties of parents and children.

    (d) Critical incidence stress debriefing which includes preventive stress management strategy designed to assist solo parents in coping with crisis situations and cases of abuse.

    (e) Special projects for individuals in need of protection which include temporary shelter, counseling, legal assistance, medical care, self-concept or ego-building, crisis management and spiritual enrichment.

What is “flexible work schedule”?

It is the right granted to a solo parent employee to vary his/her arrival and departure time without affecting the core work hours as defined by the employer. Under Section 6 of RA 8972, the employer shall provide for a flexible working schedule for solo parents: Provided, That the same shall not affect individual and company productivity: Provided, further, That any employer may request exemption from the above requirements from the DOLE on certain meritorious grounds.

What about the issue of work discrimination, in terms of job assignments or promotion?

Section 7 of RA 8972 provides that no employer shall discriminate against any solo parent employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment on account of his/her status.

What is the so-called single parent leave?

In addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year.

A common problem of single parents is providing educational opportunities for their children. Does RA 8972 have provision on this issue?

The DECS, CHED and TESDA are mandated to provide the following benefits and privileges:

    (1) Scholarship programs for qualified solo parents and their children in institutions of basic, tertiary and technical/skills education; and

    (2) Nonformal education programs appropriate for solo parents and their children.

Another problem of single parents is housing. What benefits if any are provided under RA 8972?

Solo parents shall be given allocation in housing projects and shall be provided with liberal terms of payment on said government low-cost housing projects in accordance with housing law provisions prioritizing applicants below the poverty line as declared by the NEDA.

What about medical assistance?

The DOH shall develop a comprehensive health care program for solo parents and their children. The program shall be implemented by the DOH through their retained hospitals and medical centers and the local government units (LGUs) through their provincial/district/city/municipal hospitals and rural health units (RHUs).

How do I avail of the benefits under RA 8972?

You can communicate with the DSWD office of your town or city with regards the requirements to be submitted.

Share ko lang to single moms here like me. Thank you.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ahyzeyuh on April 16, 2010, 05:24:31 am
heres a local website in addition to the info above.
i find this really helpful since it tackles phil family code. you can even send message to the website author and he does reply

http://www.familymatters.org.ph/


im a single mom too
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ☆♥♡unica hija☆♥♡ on April 16, 2010, 10:41:35 am

Republic Act No. 8972 or the “Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000”is the Philippine law on single parents. It was promulgated on November 7, 2000.
The package of services will initially include:

What is “flexible work schedule”?

It is the right granted to a solo parent employee to vary his/her arrival and departure time without affecting the core work hours as defined by the employer. Under Section 6 of RA 8972, the employer shall provide for a flexible working schedule for solo parents: Provided, That the same shall not affect individual and company productivity: Provided, further, That any employer may request exemption from the above requirements from the DOLE on certain meritorious grounds.

- does this apply to call center or BPOs?

A common problem of single parents is providing educational opportunities for their children. Does RA 8972 have provision on this issue?

    (1) Scholarship programs for qualified solo parents and their children in institutions of basic, tertiary and technical/skills education; and

- is this also for private schools or is this only for public schools?
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ahyzeyuh on April 16, 2010, 11:51:27 pm

Republic Act No. 8972 or the “Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000”is the Philippine law on single parents. It was promulgated on November 7, 2000.
The package of services will initially include:

What is “flexible work schedule”?

It is the right granted to a solo parent employee to vary his/her arrival and departure time without affecting the core work hours as defined by the employer. Under Section 6 of RA 8972, the employer shall provide for a flexible working schedule for solo parents: Provided, That the same shall not affect individual and company productivity: Provided, further, That any employer may request exemption from the above requirements from the DOLE on certain meritorious grounds.

- does this apply to call center or BPOs?


With my company that’s being honored BPO rin  (meaning you can choose your own schedule as long as pasok pa rin sa production time, got additional 7days SIL as long as meron kang solo parent id.)

Single mom ako but I don’t have an ID yet.  Iniisip ko na rin mag apply so I can take advantage of it.

You can talk sa H.R nyo for clarifications.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ☆♥♡unica hija☆♥♡ on April 17, 2010, 04:28:03 am
thanks sis ahyzeyuh.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: Mommy Jhen_Gavyne on April 17, 2010, 10:44:29 am
wow ang dami palang benifits ng single parents.thank sis lovingmumofimma ang sis ahyzeyuh
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: stargazer on April 18, 2010, 03:12:23 am
super helpful po talaga ito saakin. i am able to take advantage of the additional 7 days off in attending to my daughter's needs (especially for my daughter who is attending school) tapos pag may sakit kiddos ko nagagamit ko din yung leaves.  
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: malinkelly on April 20, 2010, 02:05:54 pm
i think this will help lahat ng single parent... I salute to you guys... :D
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: singlemoma on April 21, 2010, 12:59:26 pm
im so thankful for this section.kahit pano i dont feel alone as ever. god bless us all single mothers
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: lovingmumofimman on April 22, 2010, 12:22:42 am
Thank you din mga moms!

I am not actually aware that there is a law on single parenting until i read qualifications of presidential candidates for 2010 elections.  And fyi, former President Erap Estrada passed this bill into law  ;D ;D ;D, (thank goodness)!

I am hoping too that there is a recognized support group for single parents like us here in the Philippines. There are so many in Western countries. Maybe we can organize thru here.

Just a thought! But who knows!
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: Guia on June 07, 2010, 05:27:24 am
Wow, I didn't know that the former President Estrada passed it to become a law. (Thanks a lot Erap!)

Salute to all single mothers! Cheers to us!
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: inluv_at17 on June 15, 2010, 02:48:34 pm
wow this is great!

Ask ko HR namin about it.  ;D
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: tonnee on July 29, 2010, 09:22:12 am
very informative posts!

thanks mga sis! ^_^
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ahyzeyuh on July 30, 2010, 12:59:07 am
nakuha ko na single parent id ko, but di ko pa napasa HR. katuwa lang kasi very helpful yung taga DSWD.
sa caloocan incase meron man taga dito mayor recom actually has a free vocational school. uniform lang babayaran. planning to take advantage of that once nagresign na ako sa work, gusto ko kasi mag-aral ng additional skills.

sa ibang mga moms ask niyo po ang DSWD niyo sila po kasi nakakaalam kung ano pwedi offer ng city niyo.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: neryssa on August 05, 2010, 12:00:58 pm
Thanks po for this post...After being a single parent to my daughter for 10 months, ngayon ko lang nabasa tong RA 8972.

Very informative!

Thanks again! ;)


Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: DeeCee on August 11, 2010, 11:57:54 pm
imma get that ID very very soon. thanks sa info.very helpful  ;)
Title: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on February 23, 2011, 09:07:45 pm
previlege.. meron na ko solo parent id.. nun pumunta ako ng hr sab included na daw to sa 15vl namin ina year pero nun tngna ko handbook is not stated na included ang parental leave sa vl namin.. help mga mommy do you ahve idea on this.. so di pumayag ang hr namin nag fafall ang solo leave namin daw sa vl.. diba hinid pwede yun???

ano cnb nyo sa hr nun d sila pumayag at ano yun mga gnawa nyo thanks

im plnning to ko to dole an din kaso matatgalan pa.. hirap magleave..

ano pagkaintndi nyo dito

Section 21. Crediting of Existing Leave – If there is an existing or similar benefit under a company policy, or a collective bargaining agreement or collective negotiation agreement the same shall be credited as such. If the same is greater than the seven (7) days provided for in the Act, the greater benefit shall prevail.
Emergency or contingency leave provided under a company policy or a collective bargaining agreement shall not be credited






Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Katie on February 24, 2011, 11:31:37 am
sis, ang alam ko, dapat on Top ng existing leave allocations ang Solo Parents leave na 7 days. Like sa amin, we have 20 Paid leaves sa isang taon, then with the solo parents' leave, nagiging 27 na siya. You may check this with Employees Compensation Commission, verify mo sa kanila.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on February 24, 2011, 12:10:03 pm
thanks sis.. san banda to???
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: magilas on February 24, 2011, 12:53:25 pm
under R.A. 8972, to quote:

"Section 8. Parental Leave. - In addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year."

sis Katie is right, the solo parental leave of not more than 7 days is over and above your 15 days VL. your HR may have construed it that since the law (labor code) only provides for 5 days (see phrase, under existing laws), whereas your company provides 15 VL/year, then the 7 days should fall inside the 15 VL.

our company provides solo parental leave on top of our 15 VL/15 SL a year, for solo parents.

discuss with your HR again. the spirit of the solo parent law is to provide additional time for solo parents to take care of their kids, leaves are usually for getting the kids to the doctors, vaccination, time alone with them, etc. that is why the law provides additional leaves.

if still same result, make a written request for your 7 parental leave per year and ask your HR to deny your request on paper.  ingat lang din baka mapag initan, but you are within your rights so fight for them.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: magilas on February 24, 2011, 01:06:06 pm
for the benefit of those similarly situated, the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Solo Parents Act, on parental leave, to quote:

"Section 18. Parental Leave – In addition to leave privileges under existing laws,
parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to
any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year. The
seven-day parental leave shall be non-cumulative.

Section 19. Conditions for Entitlement of Parental Leave – A solo parent shall
be entitled to parental leave provided that:
(a) He/She has rendered at least one (1) year of service whether continuous or
broken at the time of the affectivity of the Act;
(b) He/She has notified his/her employer of the availment thereof within a
reasonable time period; and
(c) He/She has presented a Solo Parent Identification Card to his/her employer.

Section 20. Non-conversion of Parental Leave – In the event that the parental
leave is not availed of, said leave shall not be convertible to cash unless specifically
agreed upon previously. However, if said leave were denied an employee as a result of
non-compliance with the provisions of these Rules by an employer, the aforementioned
leave may be used a basis for the computation of damages.

Section 21. Crediting of Existing Leave – If there is an existing or similar benefit
under a company policy, or a collective bargaining agreement or collective negotiation
agreement the same shall be credited as such. If the same is greater than the seven (7)
days provided for in the Act, the greater benefit shall prevail.

Emergency or contingency leave provided under a company policy or a
collective bargaining agreement shall not be credited as compliance with the parental
leave provided for under the Act and these Rules."

even the rules, as quoted, may be used by your HR as basis to deny your additional 7 days, under the phrase "existing or similar benefit", which is the 15 VL. reason out that everyone else gets the 15 VL, the law precisely gives solo parents additional leaves because of their different situation. hence, the existing 15 VL should not be construed as an "existing or similar benefit" so as not to give you the solo parental leave.

if there is a controversy (that is, your HR insists that there is no additional 7 days leave), then this can be filed with DOLE. it's not under NLRC, it's another agency of DOLE, but name escapes me at this time.

good luck.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Katie on February 24, 2011, 01:16:30 pm
@sis magilas- pwede ba nyang sabihin sa HR na, "can I check with DOLE or NLRC as well, regarding this?" kase nung nagka dispute ako sa witholding tax ko, yan ang sinabi ko sa HR namin, kaya gumalaw ang refund ko, sabi ko, "I am yet to check/verify this with the BIR"..
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on February 24, 2011, 02:12:57 pm
mag sis thanks talaga...

@ magilas-ganyan yun cnb sakin na rason.. exact reason
@ Katie - ano yun sa bir mo? baba ba ang tax ko nito pag single mom ako, kasi nalagay lang is s1 single with dependen

Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: magilas on February 24, 2011, 02:24:16 pm
sis Katie, yes that's a good strategy - it worked for you - tell HR that you will be asking the opinion of DOLE in this matter. it's not really a threat, it's just that you want to be enlightened on this matter.

R.A. 8972 is still a relatively new law so there are still questions on how this should be implemented. companies usually interpret laws in their favor so if a law can be interpreted in their favor, they will do it. that's why there are disputes, 2 views/interpretations on a single provision of law.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on February 24, 2011, 03:32:43 pm
actually, when i read the provisions of the law, you could argue it both ways, depending on who's side ka:

if for employer -- "somehow" lusot ka dun sa section 21 and 18.

Section 21. Crediting of Existing Leave – If there is an existing or similar benefit
under a company policy, or a collective bargaining agreement or collective negotiation
agreement the same shall be credited as such. If the same is greater than the seven (7)
days provided for in the Act, the greater benefit shall prevail.

Section 18. Parental Leave – In addition to leave privileges under existing laws,
parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to
any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year. The
seven-day parental leave shall be non-cumulative.

if for employee --- you argue, based on the spirit/reason for  the law... that this is on account of helping the solo parents to accompany their children to health/school affairs. you could go further, for your personal enrichment, and get a copy of the senate deliberations on the bill, kasi andun yung reasons given why the leave was prayed for and given.

tama si sis magilas, your HR could really argue on this with you, kasi pareho naman kayong may point. so best option, yung advice ni sis katie. it's the best balance to keep employment and assert rights.

goodluck! update this thread of the result.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Katie on February 24, 2011, 04:01:29 pm
simple_momkulit : off topic but yes, I had a dispute re witholding tax kase nagkamali sila ng input sa system nila ng Tax status ko, h2 kase ako, eh nalagay nila h1 lang ( h2 meaning head of the family with 2 dependents ) since 2006, ganun pala ang status ko sa system nila, so sinabi ko sa HR na iverify ko yung computation with the BIR, then pag check ng BIR rep., sabi, mali daw yung computation, so it affected my tax refund- kase dapat exempt ng 25k per dependent. na-refund naman sa akin sis, yung difference, ngayun, may bago na naman akong issue sa payroll, again, regarding tax computation na naman. check mo din sis, kung updated ang tax status mo, kase after what happened to me, i encourage everyone to do it, since, mygod! gawin nila ang trabaho nila, kase nagtatrabaho tayo ng maayos.
@sis magilas and sis funnyarte-  thanks, sisses! hindi masamang magtanung, kahit sa kids ko, I tell them that palagi.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on February 28, 2011, 09:34:59 pm
sis thanks sa mga replies nyo it really helps in on this nagpunta na ko dole(long story) to ake it short lahat tyo single mom dapat my additional leave.. wait ko din email din nila pakita sa hr..and also mag email an din ako sa hr nmain what we discussed with dole and also attched konyun mga link na na research ko about dito hayzz thank you somuch mga mommiess
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: ahyzeyuh on March 01, 2011, 03:20:16 am
single mom here also..

sa office namin its on top of VL(15days) and SL(10days) every year.. hindi nga lang siya convertible to cash. medyo my issue din ako sa upper management namin, they questioned it, but syempre dahil lahat ng email ng HR is with me, kaya di sila pwedi umangal..

Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: magilas on March 01, 2011, 01:14:20 pm
sis simple_momkulit, it's good you did some pro-active work done. i hope it goes well with your hr and give you your additional leaves, with all the research you did, dole discussion, etc. good work!

sis katie, yes, better to ask than just shut up if you don't know the answer or still need clarification.

sis ahyzeyuh, am glad your office gives you the additional leaves and hopefully all issues resolved.

to all other moms for your questions please refer to sis funnyarte. he he he  ;D  peace
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on March 01, 2011, 01:26:02 pm
@magilas --- so ito pala yung "pasaload" comment mo ha? hmmmph! guys, sis magilas is more senior, better equipped, more talented, more intelligent, and more motherly, and better in all respects. i am in awe of her presence. refer difficult questions to her. mine yung semi-difficult lang. *double harhar*
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: magilas on March 01, 2011, 01:33:56 pm
@funnyarte, sige na nga. yaman din lamang na binuhusan mo ako ng compliments, i accept  :D

yung slightly difficult questions na lang sa kin ha  ;) yung super difficult-medium difficult-difficult range, refer na lang natin dito sa SP he he
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on March 01, 2011, 01:45:06 pm
^haaay. salamat. supporting role na lang ako dito. hehe....just in case, my supervisor is busy, or at some far-flung vacation spot. hehe.

@simple_momkulit: we're so proud that you've done your research and gone to the next level ---- asked from dole. if, the deliberations from hr, turned out to be in your favor, could you please post the reply from DOLE, so that other moms could be similarly guided, and we might help all other solo parent with the info.

thanks! keep this forum posted sis.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Katie on March 03, 2011, 07:15:35 am
simple_momkulit: grayt job sis! :) keep us posted!
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on March 18, 2011, 09:06:22 am
hi mommies, ia lready received an email from DOLE stated na dapat bgyan at hindi same ang vl or sl sa patrental leave its been a month still wala pa desisyona ang hr namin lagi sisnsb for review daw ng lawyer nila... and already talkd wi dswd sb tehy need totalk the hr kaso wala phone sa office or mismo sa hr email lang.. since may letter na si dole cgruo no need na pa na pakausapin ko si dswd sa hr.. garbe ang tagal na nito still wala pa progress lagi ako nag follow up.. muka ayaw pa bgay sakin yuun leave... isa lang ang malaks ko ebidesnya na letter na galing sa dole... matagal din sila bago nag reply sakin...

update ko n lang kyo if na approve na sa company namin hayzzz... im so tired na talaga...
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Katie on March 18, 2011, 09:45:19 am
Hi Sis!

I was referred to the HR manager, when I had a dispute before sa tax ko, I sent him an email, he replied, and naayos naman agad. I suggest asking for the contact information ng HR manager nyo, sabihin mo na you are having this dilemma for a while na, and sana maayos the soonest time. Kase karapatan mo naman ito as an employee, that it is not any of your intention to make their work any harder, but sana naman, i-assist ka nila with this.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on March 18, 2011, 10:16:10 am
sis, hr manager na ang kausap ko at kaemail ko but still wala pa din sila feedback lagi snbs they willr eview they check to tehri lawyers.. what so ever.. im so tired na...
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on March 18, 2011, 10:48:37 am
as earlier posted, gray area kasi yung query mo eh. pwedeng oo, pwedeng hindi. on the part of the employers, syempre, dapat hindi. additional cost yun for them. mawawalan ng employee for one week.

your "pangungulit" should have a non-threatening balance. employers and hr are quick to "take note" of "difficult/over eager" employees. naka-warning sign na yun sa mind nila...so insist, but gently persist.

goodluck sis.  ;)
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on April 13, 2011, 12:16:57 pm
im back again im still fighting for this.. mag 1mnth na din since ma forward koa ng email from dole to our hr, evryday ako nagfollow up but still same ssbhn wala pang feedback will give you feedback pag meron na. ang sb ang lawyer ng company namin ang nakikipag coordiante to dole para ma confirm nga to. my question is ganun ba katagal ang cooridantion ng lawyer sa dole, ako nga mismo naghintay ako ng 15 days bago bgay sakin yun letter, what more pa sila lawyer na yun and for sure lam niya kung ano ang law about single parent.

my question what will be my next step on this.ayoko naman mag reklamo at ipa-dole sila... lam nyo namana ng iba company maya paginitan ka...
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: toughmom moderator on July 11, 2011, 01:02:59 am
According to the Law: Who does the Law Recognize as a Solo Parent?

Who can apply for parental leave as a solo parent, and what should be a single mom’s next step?
Read more about this SP article
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/according-to-the-law-who-does-the-law-recognize-as-a-solo-parent
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: Ish on July 26, 2011, 02:23:14 pm
hello mga moms!

im enjoying the additional 7 days of vacation leave because of this act.
please be reminded that this is +7 every year.
so better ask your HR head for this. this is our right.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: mumzeth on August 02, 2011, 09:54:58 pm
naririnig ko lang to ngayon ko lang nabasa.. maraming salamat sa pagshare! :)
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: BlueAby on August 02, 2011, 11:13:04 pm
mga mommies sa pagkakabasa ko makukuha mo yung other benefits if pasok ka sa Net income na sinasabi nila. How much po ba yung income dapat para makuha mo yung benefits sa housing, education, etc.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on August 15, 2011, 01:36:03 am
mga mommiesss good news... i have my leave additional leave sa wakas after so many months pakikibaka sa HR namin ... granted na... well pinakait ko sa knla yun letter from dole, tapos mga search ko about solo parent law.. imagine our hr didnt know this.. hahaha pero thnkful na din ako and it really helps me alot pag may need ang son ko... super happy ako..

Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: shairene23 on September 01, 2011, 05:06:49 pm
Hello parents,

I would like to know regarding employment status, I have been a casual employee in a government agency for almost 11 years, does the R.A. 8972 can help regarding the employment status of a solo parent?

Thank you.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: angelnaman on September 15, 2011, 02:06:55 pm
good day! i'm under a month with my current company. sayang hindi ko pa ma-avail yung add'l 7days leave because of the Section 19 (a)

Section 19. Conditions for Entitlement of Parental Leave – A solo parent shall be entitled to parental leave provided that:
(a) He/She has rendered at least one (1) year of service whether continuous or broken at the time of the affectivity of the Act;
(b) He/She has notified his/her employer of the availment thereof within a reasonable time period; and
(c) He/She has presented a Solo Parent Identification Card to his/her employer.
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: ivorie23 on October 05, 2011, 09:18:27 am
Hi there momsies..

im newbie here.. same po yung question ko ng kay mommy BlueAby..

How much nga po kaya yung income na need pra masabi na eligible ka sa other benefits?? i have my id already
and i used it here in our office nung nag leave ako..

I think it is so nice and happy to be here,ang dami nakakausap na same situation..
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: toughmom moderator on May 16, 2012, 10:29:10 am
Q:Can an employer decline an application for solo parent leave?
A: So long as you are a person solely responsible for the upbringing of a child, you are considered a solo parent under Republic Act 8972, or the "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
read more, click image
(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/site-alpha/articles/soloparent-web.jpg) (http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/according-to-the-law-solo-parent-leave)
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: BabyFrance on May 17, 2012, 10:17:04 am
san po makakapag-apply ng solo parent leave id
Title: Re: RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Post by: jealousygirl on June 07, 2012, 08:07:54 pm

Hi there i would like to share this lang po..


i just hate the comments of some people,. too harsh.. they dont understand the feeling and the situation of a single parent. Sino ba naman ang may gusto na  maging solo parent.. Of course none...


http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=814457&publicationSubCategoryId=63
Title: is the bill 1439 already law na ba???
Post by: simple_momkulit on June 09, 2012, 03:02:03 pm
huys.. law na ba yun bill na 1439.. i mean approved na ba sya???

http://www.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/90117555!.pdf
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Errych on June 09, 2012, 10:47:28 pm
Same topics merged.

Senate Bill 1439 is an act amending RA No. 8972.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: jealousygirl on June 11, 2012, 04:48:36 pm
@ simple momkulit yes po. law na po yan since 2000,,   hindi lang po aware yung ibang solo parent.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: kiko18 on June 13, 2012, 03:12:41 pm
will soon v ;Disit to the nearest social welfare & Dev ng city namin to have an ID. sayang din yung benefits no.

7 parental leave  ;D

helpful to sobra lalo na sa emergency meetings sa school which is hindi dapat included sa Vacation leave. Vacation nga diba pano ka makakapahinga kung me inaasikaso ka?!
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: simple_momkulit on June 20, 2012, 12:16:47 am
@jealousygirl i mean yun additional priveleges sa mga single mom except the 7days leave.. yun 20% off sa mga milk medecine and etc.. and also ata tax extemted ata? is this law na ba???? or just bill pa lang
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: simple_momkulit on June 28, 2012, 02:06:53 pm
san po makakapag-apply ng solo parent leave id

much better punta ka sa dswd nyo sa munisipyo nyo,..,.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on September 20, 2012, 07:03:09 am
hi mga sis...i am a first time mom and a solo parent at that. i applied for my solo parent id sa dswd sa munisipyo namin after getting a barangay cerificate and other interview nakakuha ako ng id.

re sa solo parent leave -- 7 days on top of any company existing leave and you need to consume it within the yr kasi pag dating ng jan new set of 7days ulit.

nakasaad naman yun sa solo parent act

sa office namin need lang iapply yun leave di siya pwedeng gamiting emergency leave...planned leave pwede gamiting ang solo parent leave at dapat may kopya ang HR niyo ng solo parent id...

sana makatulong ito...
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on September 29, 2012, 08:48:01 am
mga momsies just like to ask kung nagagamit niyo ang ibang benefits ng solo parent act? nagagamit niyo ba yung discount  sa milk at sa gamit ni baby? naisip ko kasi itanong sa grocery kahapon pero wala silang idea re sa solo parent discounts...does anyone knows anything about this?

Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: cye_20 on September 30, 2012, 12:09:38 am
oo nga..kelan ba maapprove yung discount at tax exempt? ako ang laki ng tax ko ket S1 ako.. :(
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on September 30, 2012, 06:51:09 am
sis dapat submit mo sa office birth cert ng baby mo para  sa tax excemption/ bast a anak may tax excemption ka na/ yun kasi hiningi sa akin ng Finance namin sa work ...hope this helps
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on September 30, 2012, 06:54:27 am
mga sis, di ba kasama na yun mga discount sa damit, gatas at iba pang gamit ng baby pero hindi alam ng mga tindahan. nag tanong ako sa hitop the last time na bumili ako ng gatas kaya naman parang leave lang nagagamit natin. hmmm...need natin liwanagin ata ito eh....hmmmm....
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: cye_20 on September 30, 2012, 09:34:24 pm
oo nga... yung 7 days leave lang talaga nagagamit naten.. pati yung less tax wala din... dapat may kumausap man lang kay senator cayetano... single parent din ata siya... para naman mag take effect tong mga benefits naten,.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on October 01, 2012, 12:15:59 pm
sige sis, kapag nag-renew ako ng registration sa comelec for voting, dadaanan ko na rin yung dswd office/munisipyo to ask and apply na rin for solo parent's id. sayang din naman.. :)
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 02, 2012, 03:49:43 am
ok momi, its a policy na mukhang di alam ng karamihan eh...magtatanong din ako sa dswd sa amin...ingat ingat  ;)
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 02, 2012, 03:51:39 am
chek ko nga sa dswd sa baliuag para maliwanagan at maishare ko rin...sabi ni momi sweet chck din niya. hmmm....udpate na lang... ;)
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: ahyzeyuh on October 02, 2012, 07:10:40 am
ive been waiting na marevise ang solo parent law. ako din super laki ng tax at nanghihinayang talaga ako sa pera. sobrang laking tulong na sana yun kung kasama siya sa sweldo.

how i wish kaysa mag-away away sila sa rh bill, magfocus sila pano bigyan ng kabuhayan ang mga solo parents.. madami din kc mga students who went into unwanted pregnancy who needs attention.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 03, 2012, 07:21:06 am
ang maganda ata dito eh liwanagin nating mabuti ang mga nilalaman ng solo parent act. dami nilang ACT na ipinapasa eh dami nilang nakakalimutan. existing na itong policy na ito kaya dapat na lang siguro bigyan nila ng liwanag. rh bill cyber crime bill at dami pa...haaay,,,eleksiyon na kaya sana maharap nila ang ating concerns....
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: gummyflies on October 04, 2012, 02:29:04 pm
hi mga fellow single moms!

after being in no cmmunication/support with my husband for more than 2 months now, kumuha na ako ng solo parent ID ko last month

I asked our HR kung pwede i-avail yung additional 7days leave, subject for approval pa daw..pero nabasa ko sa article na dapat at least 1year ka na sa current job mo? tama ba? ako kasi mag-7months palang

sana nga ma-aaprove na yung discount sa milk, diapers, etc and yung sa tax..sakit talaga sa bulsa
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: jealousygirl on October 04, 2012, 02:32:29 pm
Mommy gummyflies,, opo tama po,, dapat 1yr, ka na sa work, kasi un rin po nkalgay sa act..


regarding sa mga discounts,,, needs clarification pa nga talaga yun..naku dapat talaga pagtuunan nila ng pansin ang
mga ganitong bagay kesa sa ANTI CYBERCRIME law... tsktsk.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: gummyflies on October 04, 2012, 03:29:26 pm
I see...thanks mommy jealousygirl

hays kawawa naman tayong single moms :( broken hearted na nga..butas pa bulsa sa lahat ng gastos..hays :( :(
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 05, 2012, 07:26:32 am
yun nga issue nating mga soloista!! need natin alamin at liwanagin ang mga dapat malaman. sa act kasi malaking bagay sa atin ang discounts...

   10% discount children clothing 2yrs from birth
   15% discount baby's milk & food supplement 2 yrs from birth
   15% discount meds and medical supplements or supplies 5 yrs from birth
and naka lagay sa act present lang daw solo parent id

haay...malaking bagay ang discount na ito. pati nga sa school meron tayo eh


Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: cye_20 on October 05, 2012, 10:58:11 pm
korek.. pati may pabahay pa ata yan..tas discount sa tuition hehe...dapat nga mas maliit pa kinakaltas na tax sa mga gaya naten single parent.. wala man lang kasing pulitiko maisipan na ihain toh at maging batas na...
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: two_angels'_mom on October 06, 2012, 06:51:12 pm
   10% discount children clothing 2yrs from birth
   15% discount baby's milk & food supplement 2 yrs from birth
   15% discount meds and medical supplements or supplies 5 yrs from birth
and naka lagay sa act present lang daw solo parent id

naku kailangan na talaga maimplement to kasi sayang naman 2 years old below lang pala me discount for milk and clothing e 2 years old na si baby..e d after a few months if ever hindi na sya makakaavail ng discount :(..ano bang klaseng benefit yun..e most babies naman hindi lang til 2 years nagdedede db like si baby ko tingin ko sa lakas niya dumede til now parang gang 4 years old yata magdedede sya hehe..

buti pa nga kayo mga sis credited ang 7 days solo parent leave nyo e sa company namin hindi daw sabi hr namin since meron na din kami leave credits :(..

at pati yung tax nga agree ako dyan ako din laki ng tax ko pa din..sayang imbis na pandagdag na pambili milk ni baby nauuwi pa sa tax..

sana nga me pulitikong makapansin nito hindi kung ano anung law pinagkakaabalahan ::)
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: cye_20 on October 07, 2012, 12:22:50 am
korek ka jan sis.. dapat gumawa tayo ng letter kahit through internet na may mga names naten.. mas marami mas maganda tas send naten kay pia cayetano
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: jealousygirl on October 08, 2012, 02:51:59 pm
Mommy two angels mom..  sa company rin naman may existing leave credit na rin kami, but granted pa rin,,, depende rin kasi ata sa comp..

and yung sa pabahay - pag kakaalam kopo dun dapat below minimum talaga ang sahod mo  :'( 
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 10, 2012, 07:36:48 am
mga sis sa pagkakaintindi ko parent and child could avail discounsts sa tuition at sa pabahay meron parang settlement...sabi nga daming benefits ng solo parent per o wala namang ratatamasa and mga dapat maka tanggap...hmmm...si ka chiz  di ba solo parent at nasa kanya anak? sino pa ba pwedeng tawagan ng pansin sa congress at senate na mga soloista!! hayst!! hirap naman na alam mong may benefits pero di mo ma avail
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: cye_20 on October 11, 2012, 10:20:01 pm
si pia cayetano at chiz escudero.. lam ko single parents sila. :)
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2010
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 14, 2012, 06:34:55 pm
noted momy cye...let's see what we can do...hmmmm
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: toughmom moderator on October 28, 2012, 03:56:30 pm
According to the Law: Is Parental Leave a Benefit on Top of Other Leaves?
In addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year.

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/according-to-the-law-is-parental-leave-a-benefit-on-top-of-other-leaves
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: jealousygirl on October 29, 2012, 08:45:05 pm
So weird i asked at DSWD kasi tumawag me sa kanila and asked some privileges given to us, and according dun sa girl nakausap ko, wala pa daw bumababa na parang recommnedation or memo ba yun, i forgot the term,,
so yung leave credits pa lang ang nagagamit...
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on November 01, 2012, 02:34:28 am
grabe ang bagal ng implementaion sister di ba? malalaki na ank natin by the time na magagamit na ang mga benefits na pinirmahan nila. weird di ba? immagine yung ages ng mga baby sa mga benefits na nasa act na ito....haaay...
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: jealousygirl on November 01, 2012, 03:28:43 pm
^ uu nga sis ei,, nakaka disaapoint minsan, kasi may age limit nga, then yung ibang privilege parang para lang sa indigenous solo parent. so dun sa mag nag w work na gaya natin ang ibinibigay lang nila is yung Leave Credit,.
nakakainis lang kausap minsan mga taga govnt kasi ang susungit,,  :(
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: ahyzeyuh on November 05, 2012, 08:28:21 am
correct ang tagal ng implementations nila... sana kahit untill legal age man lang yung coverage peru hindi eh..

sana lang my gumamit nito na propaganda sa election, at matupad once manalo
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: sweet&spice on November 13, 2012, 11:54:44 am
I remember, parang the DSWD will still conduct a verification/confirmation on the status (of life) of the mother. It's not enough that one is a single parent to avail of the benefits. May benefit kasi for housing, education and livelihood. Parang they are limiting the benefits to those who cannot really afford.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972 --> needs help about leave my id na ko
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on November 20, 2012, 05:56:41 am
mga sis, galing ako sa dswd and i found out na yung mga benefits for solo parent ng 8972 ay di pa natin maaasahan. wala pa siya talaga...papel pa lang at di pa for implementation...haaay...
Title: solo parent act 8972
Post by: danixnix on April 04, 2013, 04:13:22 pm
mga sis! question lang po, matatawag bang solo parent if ako lang nagtatrabaho sa family namin although magkasama kami ng partner  ko in one roof kasi siya nag aalaga sa mga chikiting  pero wala siyang trabaho kasi nagkasakit siya at dipa makapaghanap ng trabaho, tapos ako breadwinner samen at di pa kami kasal. what do you think mga sis? thanks!
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: etherealgypsy on April 19, 2013, 10:56:16 pm
Hello Solo Parents,

I'm 24 now and I had a kid at 19, he's 6 now and he's using my last name. I want to apply for Solo Parent ID but I have a boyfriend now and me and my kid are living with him, I don't have a work but I am a freelance artist, hmm, the last time I work for a company was 4 years ago, so I'm wondering, can I still get an ITR if I am not paying for a Tax?? PLEASE help!
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972
Post by: simple_momkulit on April 28, 2013, 11:58:15 pm
as per dswd totally abandoned dapat i mean wala dad.. tsaka mag C.I sila i mean i ch-check talaga nila if single mom ka talaga... 
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972
Post by: bigote on April 29, 2013, 09:06:58 am
danix, 
you are not entitled if you are living with your partner.  here are link that can help you understand it more..

  http://www.census.gov.ph/content/q-solo-parents-welfare-act-and-parental-leave
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972
Post by: iamkiara on May 08, 2013, 04:54:30 pm
danixnix - sa akin hindi naman nag CI ininterview lang ako sa may dswd sa may city hall sa amin. huhulihin ka niya kung may bago ka na bang kinakasama or kung talaga bang single mom ka. kung magkasama kayo in one roof hindi ka puwede. sa pagkakaexplain sa akin nung social worker, dapat as in ikaw lang yung nag aalaga sa anak mo, wala kang partner na kasama sa pag aalaga sa bata. okay lang kung parents mo kasama mo, kahit nga hiwalay kayo ng tatay ng anak mo, tas nagkaron ka ng partner na kalive in magiging void yung ID mo. Yung 7 days leave na entitle sayo para kung kelangan sa mga school activities na kailangan attenan, or nagkasakit yung anak mo dun mo sya puwede gamitin. 
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972
Post by: anicalei on August 08, 2013, 02:30:55 pm
I'm not sure if I can also be called as a single parent. Married ako kaso hiwalay na kami since 2011. Almost one year na kaming di nagkikita though nakikiapgcommunicate ako sa in-laws ko especially pag iuuwi nila yung baby ko sa kanila which is one week per month.
Title: Re: solo parent act 8972
Post by: rhea04ts on June 22, 2014, 03:53:32 pm
Hello po. Im a newbie in this group. Itatanong ko lang po kung considered solo parent if separated since Oct 2012 pero hindi pa po legally separated. Di pa po kasi afford magfile ng annullment eh.  No communication or I dont want to communicate with him or kahit sa relatives niya. Paano po mapo-proved na abandoned nga in 1 year? Thank you po.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: rhea04ts on June 22, 2014, 04:01:41 pm
Hello po. Im a newbie in this group. Tatanong ko lang po kung considered solo parent if separated since oct 2012 and no communication and I dont want to communicate since then. Kahit sa mga relatives niya wala din ako communication.  Paan po kaya mapo-proved yun? I just read about the solo parent act yesterday. I have 2 kids po the eldest is a special child. Malaking tulong po kasi ito sa akin kung makakakuha ako ng id, kaya lang ang worry ko hindi kami legally separated. Wala pa pong budget pang file ng annullment. Thanks po.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: Errych on June 23, 2014, 01:58:49 am
Merged with existing topic. Kindly utilize Search function before starting new thread.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: iamkiara on July 03, 2014, 10:41:12 am
hi sis rhea04ts,  you will be considered as solo parent if you are legally separated.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: alex mendiola on July 12, 2014, 07:41:00 am
Hi mommies!

Mostly ano mga question ng taga DSWD?
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: appleliciousforever on July 21, 2014, 11:19:25 am
Hi mommy rhea04ts!

You can file for a Solo Parent ID even if you are not annulled or legally separated please refer to  (7) Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to abandonment of spouse for at least one (1) year;

Depende kung saan ka nakatira merong CI, sa Dasmarinas, Cavite kasi walang CI as long as you have a copy of your children's birth certificate and baranggay certificate indicating you are a single mom and does not have a boyfriend or a partner. Agad kang bibigyan ng ID after interview which is valid for three years but you have to renew it every year by presenting the same set of documents.

You also said na special child ang isa sa mga anak mo, he/she can apply for a PWD ID sa DSWD for additional benefits. http://www.mb.com.ph/know-your-pwd-rights-and-privileges/

I hope that this info helps.
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: mhtadle on September 17, 2014, 02:36:28 pm
thanks for posting this info. I think di to nababalita at napopost sa mga bulletin board ng city hall. Madami pa naman single parents ngayun. Bakit kaya?
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: milay68 on April 27, 2015, 12:43:45 pm
"Section 9. Educational Benefits. - The DECS, CHED and TESDA shall provide the following benefits and privileges:

(1) Scholarship programs for qualified solo parents and their children in institutions of basic, tertiary and technical/skills education;"


--  how do I avail of this?  Thank you very much.   

Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: milay68 on April 27, 2015, 12:48:06 pm
Hi, sorry, I forgot to introduce myself.  I'm also a single mom, with the same case as rhea04ts, separated but not annulled yet.  I have a little girl also who I want to send to school this coming June.  I just read that there are educational benefits for children of single moms, just like the one I quoted before this post. 

I'm wondering how I can make use of the DECS, CHED and TESDA to provide the scholarship programs for my little girl.  Do I go to those offices mismo? 

Again, many thanks for the one who will give a reply. 

Have a nice day! 
Title: Re: Solo Parents' Welfare Act 8972
Post by: ahyzeyuh on September 15, 2015, 10:39:32 am
mga sis check with dswd kung anong educational program they an offer.
normally they wud refer you to the nearest public school sa area niyo.
if you opt naman to go sa private school hindi na siya kasama sa program ng dswd