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