Lawmaker wants to push monthly wages for housewives

Lawmaker wants to push monthly wages for housewives

- The House of Representatives wants to give monthly financial assistance to housewives

- Under the proposed law, indigent stay-at-home mothers with a child aged 12-years-old and below will be entitled to a monthly wage

- The proposed budget for the Social Protection Assistance is P35 billion

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Albay Rep. Joel Salceda has filed a House bill seeking to compensate the stay-at-home mothers or housewives. KAMI learned that under the proposed measure, housewives will be receiving monthly wages to also acknowledge their hard work at home.

In a report by the ABS-CBN’s Bandila, Salceda said that maternity care is very important to children aged 0 to 12. Therefore, it is just right to give financial assistance to indigent housewives who opted to stay at home and take good care of their kids.

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However, sociologist Bro. Clifford Sorita said that the monthly wages should be distributed by a non-government organization to refrain corruption from happening.

Under the proposed law, there will be P35 billion allotted for the Social Protection Assistance program. P32 billion of it will be given to married housewives, while the rest will be allotted for single and widowed mothers.

The indigent housewives with a 12-year-old child and below will be receiving P2,000 if the law pushes through.

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be the one in charge of identifying eligible Filipino stay-at-home moms that could receive the monthly wage.

Should the bill be passed into law, it will be the very first measure in the entire world that gives compensation to housewives.

You may read the House Bill 8875 here.

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