Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Sunday reminded restaurants to strictly implement an ordinance granting a 20-percent discount to registered solo parents on the first and last Sunday of every month.
As the city commemorates the 1st National Solo Parents Week and the 10th QC Solo Parents Week, she said Ordinance SP No. 2766 of 2018 is already being fully implemented, and that single parents can avail of it.
“The measure gives a 20-percent discount every first and last Sunday. We have the implementing rules and regulations submitted to the Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD). The guidelines have already been cascaded to all business establishments,” she said.
Belmonte directed the BPLD to remind business establishments to fully implement the ordinance.
A single parent must present a valid solo parent identification card issued by the city’s Social Services Development Department to be able to avail of the 20-percent discount.
Belmonte also assured solo parents of the city government’s full support, saying her administration has lined up several programs and projects for their welfare while waiting for the full implementation of the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act.
“We have the Pangkabuhayang QC. Solo parents are covered,” she said, adding a P20,000 cash aid is available to those who want to start their own business,” she noted.
The city government also has the Small Income Generating Assistance program to provide additional capital to entrepreneurs, such as existing variety store owners.
Solo parents may also avail of the city government’s various programs, such as educational assistance, medical assistance, tablets for grade 1 to 12 public school students, school supplies, and scholarships for senior high school, technical-vocational and college students, Belmonte said.
Under the city’s social welfare assistance program, 3,000:indigent solo parents can receive financial assistance amounting to P500 monthly or P6,000 per year.