Lacson: Punish Children Who Abandon Elderly Parents

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Sen Panfilo Lacson said that children who abandon aged and unwell parents.

Senate Bill No. 29 or the “Parents Welfare Act of 2019” aims to require children to support their aging and sick parents.

If children abandoned parents for three consecutive months without valid reason, that person shall be imprisoned for one to six months or be fined with P100,000

“Whoever, having the care or protection of a parent in need of support, leaves such parent in any place with the intention of wholly abandoning the latter shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 years to 10 years and a fine of not less than P300,000,” Lacson said.

The senate bill also seeks to put up old age homes for aging, sick, or otherwise incapacitated parents in every provinces and city in the Philippines.