Pres. Duterte signed expanded maternity law with 105 days of paid maternity leave
MANILA Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that will grant additional leave benefits for working mothers.
Under the measure, all working mothers are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable to fathers. An additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers.
Under the previous law, employed women are entitled to 60 days of paid leave for normal delivery and 78 days for ceasarian delivery.
The EML bill passed Congress in October 2018 and was transmitted to the Palace on Jan. 21, 2019.