I must admit that Netizens are becoming more creative in making our online world a happier one. Earlier this week, we shared with you another comical story about another requirement we must submit to get “Pag-Ibig.” Read the hilarious story here.
Apparently, one of the requirements to have a solo parent ID is to submit your “love story.”
We do not know where this hilarious photo originally came from but a friend of mine posted it on his Facebook wall and credited it to “Dale.”
So, if you own this photo or you are the original poster, please let us know so we can credit you accordingly. Anyhow, thanks for sharing as it gave us a good laugh!
Still, what are the real requirements of getting a solo parent ID?
So, I took time to research on this and according to the Official Gazette or www.gov.ph, the applicants must bring the following requirements to the City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office:
- Barangay certification certifying Solo Parent’s residency in the barangay for the last six months
- Birth certificates of children, death certificate of spouse and other documentary support
- Income tax return or proof of income
Once everything has been submitted, the social worker will receive all necessary documents and registers the application with the case number in the log-book Registry of Solo Parents.
The Republic Act 8972, also known as, AN ACT PROVIDING FOR BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SOLO PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, was signed into law last 2000. This act is beneficial to the following: (as seen on the Official Gazette’s website)
- A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender, provided that mother keeps and raises the child.
- Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances:
a. Due to death of spouse.
b. Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year.
c. Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner.
d. Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year, as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
e. Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
- Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution.
- Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children.
- Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.
CRITERIA FOR SUPPORT
Any solo parent whose income falls below the poverty threshold as set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and subject to the assessment of the DSWD worker in the area shall be eligible for assistance. A solo parent can directly inquire from the following agencies to avail of their services:
Health Services (DOH)
Educational Services (CHED, TESDA)
Parental Leave (Employer, DOLE, CSC) Note: A solo parent whose income is above the poverty threshold shall enjoy only such limited benefits as flexible work schedule, parental leave and others to be determined by the DSWD.
There you have it, guys. If you wish to apply for a Solo Parent ID, prepare all necessary documents for faster and smoother processing. The ID will be released 30 days from filing. It is valid for one year and is renewable.
So, are you willing to submit your “love story?” Share your thoughts by commenting below!