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Heads Up: Mothers Who Gave Birth From March 11 Onwards Are Entitled to 105-Day Paid Maternity Leave

The 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave law's Implementing Rules and Regulations was signed on May 1, 2019

All new moms who gave birth starting March 11, 2019 onwards will now be able to avail of the 105-day paid maternity benefit. The social security agency that provides benefits for employees in the private sector is now committed to paying the ...

by Rachel Perez for  | May 03, 2019 08:00:00
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The Expanded Maternity Leave Law Is Retroactive; IRR To Be Released in May

The DOLE is expediting the release of the new law's implementing rules and regulations

[previous|page|next]A day before it lapsed into law, on February 20, 2019, Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill was signed into law. Pregnant women, especially those near their due date, have expressed on social media that their ...

by Rachel Perez for  | March 31, 2019 08:00:00
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The Recently-Signed Maternity Leave Law Benefits Dads, Too

It's a win for both parents

President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that will provide 105 days of paid maternity leave for employed women in the government and private sectors, seven days of which can be “donated” to fathers of the expectant mom’s child.Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 24, 2019 08:00:00
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How Employers Actually Benefit From an Expanded Maternity Leave

Moms have proven time and time again they can juggle work and home, thank you very much

So, both the Senate and the House of Representatives (HOR) ratified the bicameral conference report on the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Bill on Wednesday, October 3. It now only requires the Philippine president's signature to become law.Yay, right? The great news been ...

by Rachel Perez for  | October 06, 2018 06:00:00
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Bicam Approves Bill Extending Maternity Leave to 105 days

Mothers can also "donate" leaves to the father of the child as paternity leave

A bicameral conference committee has approved the bill seeking to provide 105 days of paid maternity leave for employed women in the government and private sectors on Monday, October 1.According to a report by, the committee in charge of reconciling the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 01, 2018 07:00:00
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100-Day Paid Maternity Leave? Yes, Says Congress as It OKs Bill on 2nd Reading

The proposed law increases paid work absences due to childbirth from 60 days

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill seeking to provide 100 days of paid maternity leave for employed women in the government, private and informal sectors on Tuesday, August 22.House Bill No. 4113 or the “100-Day Maternity Leave Law” ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 31, 2018 09:00:00
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Unilever PH Grants Up to 150 Days of Paid Maternity Leave to Employees

Move comes as Philippine Congress debates law doubling mandatory maternity leave to 120 days

The Philippine unit of Dutch-British consumer multinational company Unilever has issued a company policy granting its employees paid maternity leave lasting at least 120 days to a maximum of 150 days, according to a report in BusinessWorld newspaper on September 13. The ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 14, 2017 01:00:00