Sen Tulfo Files Bill Giving Free Funeral Services to Poor Families

Sen Raffy Tulfo Pushes Bill Seeking to Give Free Funeral Services to Poor Families

Senator Raffy Tulfo files a bill that seeks to give free funeral services to all the poor families in the country.

The Senator introduced Senate Bill No. 1695, often known as the “Free Funeral Services Act.” Tulfo believes that although the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) currently has a funeral assistance program with rewards worth $10,000, it is still important to institutionalize the program.

Tulfo Free Funeral Services

According to the report, it wants to institutionalize a supply of burial assistance that provides free funeral services to the extremely impoverished across the country. The law will assist families with a combined gross income of less than $15,000 per month who do not own real estate or a vehicle.

Any family who qualifies and wishes to receive free funeral services must submit a copy of their certificate of indigency, which will be supplied by their local government’s barangay or local social welfare office. The funeral home that provides free services at any DSWD regional office may be reimbursed with the agreement of its regional director.

“This benefit shall include the preparation of funeral documents, embalming, viewing, burial or cremation,” said Tulfo.

Furthermore, accredited mortuaries must supply a casket or urn. The measure also states that the DSWD shall take the lead in executing the requirements and collaborating with funeral homes around the country.

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