Angara: Law on expanded maternity leave proves PH is best country for women

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara lauded on Friday the enactment of expanded maternity leave into law, saying it proves that the Philippines is the best country to champion women’s rights. “We are proud to be…

15 days paid paternity leave eyed after expanded maternity benefit

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — After the enactment of the 105-day paid maternity leave benefit for women workers, Congress is “expected to lengthen the paternity leave for fathers as well,” Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said Friday. Pimentel…

Duterte signs into law longer maternity leave benefits 

02/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that will provide longer maternity leave to all working mothers. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this to reporters, adding that the law was signed Wednesday.…

Expanded Maternity Leave Act: ‘A victory for women, families’

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

Women’s rights advocates and workers’ groups hailed a new law that almost doubled the number of days for maternity leave as a major victory for families that would greatly benefit mothers and their babies, and ensure a…

Bicam OKs 105-day maternity leave

Inquirer.net 10/01/2018

A Congressional bicameral conference panel approved on Monday the 105-day paid maternity leave for female workers in the government and private sectors regardless of the type of childbirth. According to the panel tasked to reconcile Senate Bill…

Maternity hospital might lose license due to closure

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/06/2016

The license to operate of Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity Hospital Inc. (CPCMHI) might be affected if the hospital will continue with their temporary suspension of operation. Department of Health-Central Visayas (DOH-7) director Jaime Bernadas said that…

CHR steps in to investigate plasterering newborn’s mouth

05/13/2014

Officials of Commission on Human Rights arrived at the Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House, Inc. to investigate on the complaint of the parents of a newborn whose mouth was sealed with a tape. There is also…

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