DOT, DOJ probe resort for ‘discrimination’ of mom and her child with special needs

Published December 10, 2020, 2:33 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

With the viral story of a mom’s frustration about a resort mistreating her and her child with special needs and netizens sharing the post and their sentiments as well, it was about time that the Department of Tourism (DOT) released a statement on this matter.

At a press conference, Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, “The DOT already launched an investigation on the matter. And after due notice and hearing, we will give the proper administrative sanctions to the resort.”

Photo by Wes Garman from FreeImages

Not only that, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will also take appropriate legal action regarding this incident. “The DOT will also coordinate with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its proper action under the Disability Law, under which the aggrieved party may also file the complaint,” she said.

 
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