maternity leave - updates

Rappler's latest stories on maternity leave


DOLE launches Expanded Maternity Leave Act IRR

May 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Working mothers are guaranteed 105 days of paid maternity leave, regardless of the mode of delivery, civil status, legitimacy of the child, and employment status

PAID LEAVE. Female workers in both the public and private sector as well as the informal economy are guaranteed 3 months of paid leave. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

TUCP warns employers vs hiring less women over maternity leave law

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The labor group urges the government to keep a close watch over businesses after a survey showed that a majority of employers may be inclined not to hire women due to the Expanded Maternity Leave Law

DISCRIMINATORY? The initial results of a survey among employers' group showed their hiring practices may be affected with the expanded maternity leave law. Photo from Shutterstock

Fathers now allowed 14 days of paid paternity leave under new law

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Expanded Maternity Leave Act allows any female worker who will avail of maternity leave to transfer up to 7 of her 105 days of paid leave to the child’s father, whether they are married or not

MORE DAYS FOR FATHERS, TOO. Fathers can now have up to 14 days of paid leave under the Expanded Maternity Leave Act. Photo by Gerard Carreon

Duterte signs law giving mothers 3 months of paid leave

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:27 PM

(UPDATED) Solo mothers get an additional 15 days of paid leave, according to the Expanded Maternity Leave Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 20

Filipina Olympians support athletes' maternity leave bill

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Under the act, a separate provision will allow pregnant athletes to continue receiving their allowances and other benefits

OLYMPIAN'S DESIRE. Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz believes that the athletes' benefits in the provision under the Expanded Maternity Leave act can encourage Filipina athletes to return to their sport after giving birth. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

105-day paid maternity leave bill up for Duterte’s signature

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Under the Expanded Maternity Leave Act of 2018, the mother can transfer 7 days of leave to the father, extending the latter’s paid paternity leave to 14 days

Bicam approves bill granting 105-day paid maternity leave

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives now have to ratify the reconciled version of the bill before it can be signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte

PAID LEAVE. Expectant mothers may soon see an extended maternity leave of 105 days. Photo from Shutterstock

House approves bill granting 100-day paid maternity leave

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(5th UPDATE) The bicameral conference committee will now have to reconcile conflicting provisions of the bill, as the Senate version proposes a 120-day paid maternity leave

100-DAY PAID MATERNITY LEAVE. Lawmakers give the green light to the bill seeking to extend the paid maternity leave to 100 days.

Galunggong, Duterte vs ICC, Manu Ginobili | Evening wRap

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

House approves on 2nd reading bill granting 100-day maternity leave

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Under House Bill No. 4113, employees have an option to extend their maternity leave by another 30 days without pay

FOR THE MOTHERS. Lawmakers want to grant Filipina mothers 100 days of paid maternity leave.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals maternity leave arrangements

May 14, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The 37-year-old Ardern says she will continue working as close as possible to her due date of June 17 and then hand over power to her deputy Winston Peters

MATERNITY LEAVE. File photo shows Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (left) talking with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau as they walk through St George's Hall in Windsor Castle for a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) retreat in Windsor, west of London on April 20, 2018. Photo by Henry Nicholls/pool/AFP

PH has shortest maternity leave in ASEAN – labor groups

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The groups call for the passage of a bill doubling the period of paid maternity leave from 60 days to 120 days

MATERNAL HEALTH. Women's groups call for the passage of the proposal to extend the maternity leave from 60 days to 120 days. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Senate approves bill granting 120-day maternity leave

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The bill if passed into law will also grant fathers 30 days of paid leave from the currently allowed 7 days

120-DAY MATERNITY LEAVE. The Senate approves on third and final reading the bill seeking to grant expectant mothers 120 days of paid leave.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

Duterte backs longer maternity leave

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says mothers should have a longer rest period to give them more time to breastfeed their babies

House panel OKs 100-day paid maternity leave

Oct 28, 2016 - 7:59 PM

House Bill 4113 also seeks to allow soon to be mothers to seek an additional 30 day leave without pay

FOR MOTHERS. House Bill Number 4113 hurdles the House committee on women and gender equality.

Indonesia sharia stronghold wins rare praise for rights

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:54 PM

The decision to give female civil servants 6 months maternity leave double the typical amount elsewhere in the country is an unusual move in a province routinely criticized for breaching women s rights

MATERNITY LEAVE. This picture taken on September 28, 2016 shows Yenni Linda Yanti, 35, a nurse at a government hospital in Aceh, with her newborn baby, being the first mother to benefit from the new maternity leave policy. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/ AFP

Senate bill wants 150 days of maternity leave in PH

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:11 PM

The current law is below the international labor standard on maternal protection that recommends 14 weeks or 98 days of maternity leave says Senator Francis Pangilinan

MATERNITY LEAVE. Senator Pia Cayetano's bill applies to female employees working in the government and the private sector.

Maternity leave: Good for women, bad for business?

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The Senate bill expanding paid maternity leave to 100 days benefits mothers and mothers to be but some worry it may harm employers and employees in the long run

WHO BENEFITS? The Senate bill extending paid maternity leave to 100 days throws the question of who benefits as many women express fears of discrimination.

Poe vs Comelec, approved PH bills, ISIS Android app | 12PM wRap

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Senate approves bill for 100-day maternity leave

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A measure granting more days for maternity leave is approved on third and final reading

MATERNITY LEAVE. Senator Pia Cayetano's bill applies to female employees working in the government and the private sector

No maternity leave for women using surrogates: EU top court

Mar 19, 2014 - 6:52 AM

The European Court of Justice rules that EU law does not establish a right to paid leave equal to maternity leave or adoption leave for women having a child by a surrogate