Senator Risa Hontiveros (2nd from left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, together with Mylene Hega (left) of the Akbayan Women, and Nice Coronacion (right) of the Sentro Women, bat for the increase of paid maternity leave from the current 60 days to 120 days and an additional 30 days for solo working mothers during a press conference held at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Hontiveros is one of the authors of Senate Bill No. 1305, or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017. (PRIB Photo by Ceasar Tomambo/25 January 2017).
Senate Bill No. 1305
EXPANDED MATERNITY LEAVE LAW OF 2017
Filed on January 23, 2017 by Pangilinan, Francis N., Pacquiao, Emmanuel "Manny" D., Hontiveros, Risa, Trillanes, Antonio "Sonny" F., Binay, Maria Lourdes Nancy S., Legarda, Loren B., Angara, Juan Edgardo "Sonny" M.
AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS FOR FEMALE WORKERS IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR WITH AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY, PROVIDING A PARENTAL LEAVE PERIOD FOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS, AND GRANTING AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS FOR SOLO MOTHERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Pending Second Reading, Special Order (1/25/2017)
Leave of AbsencePrimary committee
Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender EqualitySecondary committee
Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation
No. 29 - Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017 (1/23/2017)
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