DSWD supports House Bill No. 2295 - The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents, Senior Citizens, and Elderly Act of 2010

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) supports the bill which calls for the special protection and security to parents and senior citizens from economic abuse and financial hardships caused by children and grandchildren who have neglected and abandoned them.
House Bill No. 2295 or the “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents, Senior Citizens, and Elderly Act of 2010” was filed by Party-List Congressman Godofredo V. Arquiza. Congressman Arquiza is the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee of Social Services and Veterans Affairs and Welfare in the House of Representatives.
The DSWD said it has submitted its recommendations to the Committee on Population and Family Relations to enhance the bill. The recommendation includes provision of a case management of families involved by social workers to assess the relationships and capabilities of the individuals before the filing of cases.
The DSWD also recommends the Public Attorney’s Office provide legal services on court-related complaints that will be filed by the elderly and the senior citizens.
Further, the DSWD wants a provision on those who may file for support in behalf of the parent or the senior citizen such as DSWD and local social workers, or at least two concerned responsible persons of the city or municipality where the parent or senior citizen who is in need of support resides.
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