Lacson files bill to penalize those who abandon their sick and old parents

Lacson files bill to penalize those who abandon their sick and old parents

- Sen. Ping Lacson has refiled a bill for abandoned, sick, and old parents

- In the bill, those who will abandon their parents will be penalized

- Violators will be slapped with a fine and imprisonment

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Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has refiled a bill seeking to penalize those who abandon their sick and aging parents.

KAMI learned that Senate Bill No. 29 or the “Parents Welfare Act of 2019” states that daughters and sons should be required to provide support or assistance for their parents.

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In a report by the Inquirer (author Pathricia Ann V. Roxas), Lacson has already filed the bill during the 17th Congress.

Under the proposed measure, a parent who needs assistance from his/her child may file a petition for support before the court. A support order will be filed against those who would fail to give help to their parent/s.

For those who will violate the law, a P100,000 fine would be given or imprisonment of one to six months. Meanwhile, those who would leave their parents in any place with the intention of abandoning them will be facing jail time of six to 10 years and will be slapped with not less than P300,000.

The proposed law also states that Old Age Homes for the elderly, sick, or incapacitated parents should be established in every province and highly urbanized city.

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In a previous report by KAMI, Lacson filed the “Designated Survivor” bill which allows the President to appoint his successor in case of emergency.

Born on June 1, 1948, Panfilo “Ping” Morena Lacson Sr. was a retired police officer. He served as the head of the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001.

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