John Rey Tiangco cheers ratification of bill granting more benefits to solo parents

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Navotas Rep. John Rey Tiangco couldn’t wait for President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law the bill granting additional benefits to solo parents.

As one of the principal authors of the bill’s version in the House of Representatives, Tiangco said it’s high time for solo parents to enjoy additional benefits from the government.

Among the bill’s provisions include a P1,000 monthly subsidy for solo parents who earn the equivalent of the minimum wage every month.

Solo parents and their children will also be eligible to benefit from scholarship grants at institutions of basic, higher and technical vocational skills.

The bill also provides for a 10-percent VAT exemption for medicines and priority for low-cost government housing.

“Para po hindi maabuso ang batas, kailangan po dumaan ang mga solo parents sa pagsusuri ng mga Solo Parent Offices na itataguyod sa bawat probinsya at lungsod. Itong opisina po na ito ang magbibigay ng solo parents ID na kailangan i-renew taon-taon,” Tiangco said.

“Para po sa mga Navoteño na nais mag-apply ng solo parents ID, makipag-ugnayan po kayo sa City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO),” he added.