Bill seeking to penalize children abandoning parents filed in Senate

first_imgUnder Senate Bill No. 29 or the “ParentsWelfare Act of 2019” filed by Senator Panfilo Lacson, children are required toprovide necessary support to their aging, sick, and incapacitated parents. MANILA – A bill seeking to penalizechildren who abandon their old and sick parents has been filed in the Senate. Also, those who will leave parents inneed of support in any place with the intention of wholly abandoning the lattershall be punished with imprisonment of six years to 10 years and a fine of notless than P300,000. It states a parent may file a petitionbefore the court and pray for the issuance of a support order against thosechildren who failed or refused to provide the necessary aid. Sen. Panfilo Lacson The bill also seeks to establish Old AgeHomes for the elderly, sick, or otherwise incapacitated parents in every provinceand highly urbanized city. (With GMA News/PN) The bill, which Lacson also filed in the17th Congress, seeks to further strengthen filial responsibility and to make ita criminal offense in case of flagrant violation thereof. Under the bill, the penalty ofimprisonment of one to six months or a fine of P100,000 will be imposed if therespondent fails to give support for three consecutive months withoutjustifiable cause. It added the legal representation of theparent in need of support will be provided by the Public Attorney’s Office andno court fees will be assessed.last_img read more


first_imgManus Kelly (right) with co-driver Donal Barrett after winning last year’s National event.Glenswilly rally driver, Manus Kelly, will compete in his first event of the year this weekend when he travels to the Carlow Stages Rally.Manus, who won the national event in last year’s Donegal International Rally, will make the move up into the big league on Saturday when he will goes in a Subaru S12B WRC from Melvyn Evans Motorsport based in Wales.Looking ahead to the event, Manus said he is relishing the chance to compete again. “It’s a big step and I’m just glad we have managed to secure the car for Carlow,” commented Manus, who will have his regular co-driver, Donal Barrett, on the notes.“We have secured a top quality car and it will come with a full service crew for the one-day event. It’s a really exciting time for us and we are looking forward to testing the car on Friday before Saturday. Our last event was Donegal last year and winning the national championship in the Mk 2 Ford Escort has been the highlight of my career. That was certainly a dream come true,” the Letterkenny-based businessman said.“This weekend is a big step up and we have to be realistic about our expectations. A top ten finish would be a great result. This is a pre-run for the Donegal International in June and a tidy, hitch-free run in Carlow is what we are looking for. After the weekend, which hopefully goes well, we can reassess things and plan accordingly for Donegal,” Manus added.The Carlow Stages Rally is sponsored by the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow and is a counting round of the Triton and South East Stages Rally Championship and MK2 Challenge. The rally will consist of a 3 x 3 loop stages over 110km, with the centralised serviced area based at Carlow IT.MANUS GETS BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR THE CARLOW RALLY was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalManus Kellyrallylast_img read more