Now, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that will provide longer maternity leave to all working mothers.
Prior to this law, working mothers will get 60-day paid maternity leave for normal childbirth and 78 days for cesarean delivery.
Now, the new law grants 105 days of paid maternity leave with an option to extend for 30 days without pay. Solo mothers will also get an additional 15 days of leave in addition to the 105 days.
The law covers all female workers in the government and private sectors,
regardless of the type of childbirth.
see: RA 11210