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Expanded Maternity Law of 2018

Requested from PCW by Nikki Milad at 06:11 AM on Nov 15, 2018.
Purpose: HR purposes
Date of Coverage: 10/03/2018 - 11/14/2018
Tracking no: #PCW-526591915041

Nikki 06:11 AM, Nov 15, 2018

Hi,

I would like to know the Status of the Expanded Maternity Law. i know that this was already approved and consolidated by the Bicam and is just awaiting the President's signature. 

I read somewhere that if the President does not veto the Bill after 30 days of receipt of the Bill, it will automatically pass into Law.  Is this true?

Please enlighten me and fellow mothers regarding this Law.

Blesilda 08:48 AM, Nov 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

Dear Nikki,

Thank you for your request dated Nov 15, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Expanded Maternity Law of 2018.

We received your request on Nov 15, 2018 and will respond on or before Dec 06, 2018 06:11:28 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFBDVy01MjY1OTE5MTUwNDEM, for request with ticket number #PCW-526591915041.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Louise Garcia
FOI Officer

Cecile 11:25 AM, Nov 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

Dear Nikki Milad,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Nov 15, 2018 06:11:28 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Expanded Maternity Law of 2018.

Response to Request

We would like to inform you that both the Senate and the House of Representatives have reconsidered the ratification of the Bicameral Conference Committee Report on the Expanded Maternity Leave bill on November 12 and 13, 2018 respectively. This means that both houses of Congress would again review and approve the consolidated bill. The Senate consequently approved the new consolidated bill on November 14, 2018 while the House of Representatives approved it on November 19, 2018. 

After this ratification by both houses of Congress, the signed copy should be transmitted to the Office of the President for action. Only then could the President decide on whether to approve the proposed law or not. An approved law generally takes effect after a specified number of days from publication. As of the moment, there are no updates from Congress whether the proposed law is already transmitted to the Office of the President.

For quick reference as to updates on status of the bill, you may visit the link http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-1305 and click the “ALL INFORMATION” tab. 

Shown below are the details about the movement of the Expanded Maternity Leave bill for the year 2018 generated from the Senate website:

9/11/2018

House of Representatives designated Representatives Herrera-Dy, Cayetano, Lagman, Go, De Jesus, Ty and Antonio as its conferees to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113 on September 10, 2018;(See: O.B. dated 9/12/18)

9/11/2018

Senate designated Senators Hontiveros, Binay, Poe, Angara and Aquino as its conferees to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113;

10/3/2018

Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, submitted to the Senate, recommending that SBN-1305. in consolidation with HBN-4113, be approved as reconciled;

FINAL TITLE OF THE RECONCILED BILL: AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITYLEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED FIVE (105) DAYS FOR FEMALE WORKERS WITH AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY, AND GRANTING AN ADDITIONAL FIFTEEN (15) DAYS FOR SOLO MOTHERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

10/3/2018

Sponsorship speech on the Conference Committee Report of Senator RISA HONTIVEROS;

10/3/2018

Conference Committee Report Approved by the Senate;

10/3/2018

Manifestation of Senators Hontiveros and Angara;

10/8/2018

Conference Committee Report Approved by the House of Representatives on October 3, 2018;

11/12/2018

Reconsideration of the Approval of the Conference Committee Report on SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, by the Senate;

11/13/2018

House of Representatives reconsidered the ratification of the Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing provisions of HBN-4113 and SBN-1305 on November 12, 2013;(See: O.B. dated 11/14/2018)

11/13/2018

House of Representatives designated Representatives Herrera-Dy, Cayetano, Lagman, Go, De Jesus, Ty and Antonio as its conferees to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the disagreeing provisions of HBN-4113 and SBN-1305 on November 12, 2018;(See: O.B. dated 11/14/2018)

11/14/2018

Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, submitted to the Senate, recommending that SBN-1305, in consolidation with HBN-4113, be approved as reconciled;

11/14/2018

Sponsorship speech on the conference committee report of Senator RISA HONTIVEROS;

11/14/2018

Conference Committee Report Approved by the Senate;

11/26/2018

Conference Committee Report Approved by the House of Representatives on November 19, 2018;

We hope that we have provided you enough information about your query. 

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Emmeline L. Verzosa/Executive Director/edo@pcw.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

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Thank you.

Respectfully,

Cecile Gutierrez
FOI Receiving Officer

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