Mountain Province Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr said the not providing emotional and material support to children is another form of neglect.
The Mountain Province politiko made the statement in his State of the Children Address as part of the National Children’s Month commemoration.
“Another form of child neglect is the situation where the parents maybe present but they cannot provide the needed emotional and material support to their offspring,” he said.
Lacwasan said this is especially important amid the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.
“Every child has the right to grow up in its own family, and for that purpose protection from the family is necessary,” he said.
“The only justification for children not to stay with their family is when their parents are the ones abusing them,” Lacwasan added.