TACLOBAN CITY — The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) here is observing the Solo Parents Week with a series of activities lined up.

As part of the activity, a mangrove planting was conducted by the participants at the Mangrove Eco-Park, Marine and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barangay 83(Paraiso), San Jose district on Monday (April 15).

Aside from mangrove planting, other activities to be conducted during the whole-week event are mental health awareness symposium; pampering day exclusive for members with solo parent identification cards; basic life support training; and Zumba.

The celebration aims to recognize solo parents in the Philippines as mandated under RA 11861, otherwise known as the Expanded Solo Welfare Act.

The event is held every third week of April.