Sen. Sotto looks on the brighter side of the issue.
SOTTO – Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III expressed an assurance that he will push for the amendment of the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000.
The ‘Na Ano Lang’ remark of the Senator has undeniably sparked several news reports and elicited various reactions most especially from those who are children of single mothers.
Based on a recent news report in Inquirer, the Senator prefers to see the positive side of the issue. He spoke before the officers of the FSPL or the Federation of Solo Parents in Luzvimin.
According to the news report, the comedian-turned-politician expressed an assurance to the federation that represents around 80,000 single parents that he will push for the amendment of the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000 or the Republic Act No. 8972.
According to Sotto, the single parents “should be given their own space in the society”.
The Senator also expressed that they will seek for the other Congress’ members’ support.
Based on the news report, Sen. Sotto has already asked an apology from Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo over his ‘joke’ which disappointed lots of people.
The social welfare secretary has already accepted the apology of the Senator.
According to FSPL President Carina Javier, the members of the federation wanted her to issue a statement against the Senator. Javier stressed that he has already apologized over the act.
“Who are we to blow it out of proportion?” the FSPL President expressed based on the news report.
Both the Senator and the FSPL President tagged the incident as a ‘blessing in disguise’.
Undeniably, there were lots of people who expressed their disappointment over the joke of the Senator. There are even those who bashed him on the social media for what he has said.
Based on a previous news report, there were also children of single mothers who shared how they were raised by a woman who stood as their both their father and mother.