Lacson filed Senate Bill 257 “Parents Welfare Act of 2016” to punish those who intentionally abandon their elderly parents or for those senior citizens that can no longer support themselves.
It also aims to build Old Age Homes for the sick, elders, or incapacitated parents for both urbanized city and province areas that will cater 50 elders for each home that will be provided.
If Senator Lacson’s bill will pass the law, those who will not take good care and provide food and shelters to their elders will soon face penalties such as getting in jail for one to six months or Php100,000 fine.
Lacson in the other hand reiterates why he decided to file such bill:
“This happens despite our moral and natural obligation to maintain our parents who are in need of support.”
Even without this bill, we as children of our elders should remember how these elders once made our childhood remarkable. Without our elders or parents, we won’t be able to enjoy our life situations right now, let’s be considerate even when the time comes that our elders could no longer support our needs, it’s payback time.
source: Trend titan