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26 Jan 2019

Kristine Joy Patag, The Philippine Star

105-days Expanded Maternity Leave bill sent to Palace, awaits Duterte's signature

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24 January 2019

The Expanded Maternity Leave bill has been transmitted to the office of President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.

...The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave bill in October last year.

During the bicameral committee, lawmakers added five more days to the original 100-day maternity bill. This is 45 days more than the previous 60 days.

The bill also allows solo mothers to avail of an additional 15 days, allowing them a total of 120 days leave.

It also doubles the allowed paternity leave to 14 days, from the current seven days....

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