Congress ratifies expanded maternity leave bill

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 03 2018 09:09 PM | Updated as of Oct 03 2018 09:24 PM

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Pregnant women wait at the CSV Maternity and Lying-in Clinic in Quezon City on Tuesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATE) —The House of Representatives and the Senate on Wednesday ratified a bill that will grant additional maternity leave benefits to parents, paving the way for its transmittal to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.

The consolidated version of the measure was approved by the bicameral conference committee on Monday.

The Expanded Maternity Leave Bill will provide 105 days of paid maternity leave credits to all working mothers, with 7 days transferable to fathers.

Meanwhile, an additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. Under the measure, which applies to all instance of pregnancies, removing the 4-pregnancy cap. -- Report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News