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Parental responsibility code OKd

City Councilor Salcedo

THE 18th City Council during its 30th Regular Session on February 27, 2017 enacted Ordinance No. 13195-2017, providing for the Parental Responsibility Code of Cagayan de Oro City.

As defined in Chapter 1 Section 3 of said ordinance, parental authority and responsibility shall include the caring for and rearing of children for civic consciousness and efficiency and the development of their moral, mental and physical character and well-being. It shall also be exercised by the school, its administrators and teachers, or the individual, entity or institution engage in child care while the child is under their supervision, instruction or custody. Moreover, the authority and responsibility shall apply to all authorized activities whether inside or outside the premises of the school, entity or institution.

Chapter II Section 3 of same ordinance provides that the father and mother shall jointly exercise parental authority and responsibility over the persons of their common and in the case of absence or death of either parent, the parent present shall continue exercising parental authority and responsibility. In case of separation of the parents, parental authority and responsibility shall be exercised by the parent designated by the Court and in case of death, absence or unsuitability of the parents, substitute parental authority and responsibility shall be exercised by the surviving grandparent, among others.

City Vice Mayor Uy

As stated in Chapter V (Liabilities and Penalties) Section 10 the following penalties for the violation of said ordinance include P500.00 or 1 month imprisonment, or both, (First Offense), P1,000.00 or 2 months imprisonment, or both (Second Offense), and a maximum penalty of P3,000.00 or 3 months imprisonment, or both (Third Offense), respectively. However, in case of inability to pay the fines, the parents concerned shall render community service for 8 hours (for P500.00 penalty), 16 hours (for P1,000.00 penalty) and 24 hours (for P3,000.00 penalty).

This legislation is authored by Councilors Eric D. Salcedo and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya. It was reviewed by the committees on social services and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Reuben R. Daba and Nacaya, respectively.

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