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Expanded Maternity Act of 2018

Requested from PCW by Jennilyn Celestial at 04:32 PM on Jan 23, 2019.
Purpose: For information.
Date of Coverage: 12/21/2018 - 12/31/2018
Tracking no: #PCW-352910114923

Jennilyn 04:32 PM, Jan 23, 2019

Good afternoon Sir/Ma’am,

I would like to know updates on the passing into law of the Expanded Maternity Act of 2018. Has it already been passed into law? 

The latest update was the Bill was up for signature by President Duterte. 

Thank you for your immediate response.

Blesilda 05:03 PM, Jan 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

Dear Jennilyn,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 23, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Expanded Maternity Act of 2018.

We received your request on Jan 23, 2019 and will respond on or before Feb 13, 2019 04:32:28 PM, 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFBDVy0zNTI5MTAxMTQ5MjMM, for request with ticket number #PCW-352910114923.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Blesilda Belo
FOI Officer

Cecile 02:17 PM, Jan 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Dear Jennilyn Celestial,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jan 23, 2019 04:32:28 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Expanded Maternity Act of 2018.

Response to Request

We would like to inform you that the Expanded Maternity Leave bill was transmitted to the Office of the President through the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office on January 21, 2019 for the President's action. Once signed by the President, the bill becomes a law. Or, if not vetoed by the President within 30 days from receipt, it will lapse into law.

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;

1/15/2019	Letter from Senate Secretary Atty. Myra Marie D. Villarica, dated January 10, 2019, transmitting nine (9) enrolled copies of the consolidated version of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, for the signature of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Acting Secretary General of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dante Roberto P. Maling;

1/16/2019	Letter for Senate Secretary Atty. Myra Marie D. Villarica, dated January 16, 2019, returning eight (8) enrolled copies of the consolidated version of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, which were signed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Acting Secretary General of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dante Roberto P. Maling; and

1/21/2019	Enrolled copies of SBN-1305 and HBN-4113, sent to the Office of the President of the Philippines through PLLO for the signature and approval of His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

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

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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.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Cecile B. Gutierrez
FOI Decision maker

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