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FALSE: P10,000 gov’t monthly allowance for mothers now approved

FALSE: P10,000 gov’t monthly allowance for mothers now approved
There is no law in the Philippines that provides a monthly allowance of P10,000 for mothers, as of Monday, September 6
At a glance
  • Claim: A law that gives P10,000 monthly allowance for mothers has been approved. 
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: There is no law in the Philippines that provides a monthly allowance of P10,000 for mothers, as of Monday, September 6.
  • Why we fact-checked this: Facebook’s monitoring tool flagged a YouTube link that contains this claim for verification. As of writing, the video has 52,002 views and 179 comments on YouTube.
Complete details

A video uploaded by YouTube channel “Talakan TV” on August 30 falsely claims that a law that gives P10,000 monthly allowance for mothers has been approved.

The video, which is 11 minutes and 44 seconds long, is titled, “GOODNEWS! P10K MONTHLY ALLOWANCE PARA SA NANAY AT HOUSEWIFE, APRUBADO NA!” (Good news! P10,000 monthly allowance for mothers and housewives, now approved!)

The video has 52,002 views and 179 comments on YouTube, as of writing. Claim Check, Facebook’s monitoring tool that identifies potentially dubious posts, flagged the video for verification.

This is false.

As of Monday, September 6, there is no law in the Philippines that provides a monthly allowance of P10,000 for mothers.

There are at least two bills filed in the 18th Congress of the House of Representatives that seek monthly compensation for housewives, but these remain pending, as of writing.

One is House Bill 4070 or the proposed Homemakers Compensation Act filed by Ang Probinsyano Representative Alfred delos Santos in August 2019. It seeks financial assistance worth P10,000 per month for housewives and homemakers who do not engage in any paid work, and whose household’s economic status falls below the poverty threshold.

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda earlier filed a similar bill with the same proposed title. His version, however, seeks a lower monthly financial assistance of P2,000.

Both bills have been pending with the committee on women and gender and equality since 2019.

Moreover, the video by “Talakan TV” only included a clip of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo talking about the need for such a law. The clip came from the July 3 episode of his show, Counterpoint. – Pauline Macaraeg/Rappler.com

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