An intriguing updates for all employees from the government and public sector. A bill titled “An Act granting menstruation leave of two (2) days a month with fifty (50) percent daily remuneration to all female employees in the private and public sectors.” a.k.a house bill 6728 was filed by Cotabato third district representative Ma. Alana Samantha Talino-Santos.
“Kung aprubado sa Spain, Japan, South Korea at iba pa, bakit hindi rin natin ipatupad sa Pilipinas,” Taliño-Santos pointed out in her bill.
The bill aims to give all employees from private and public sector, two day menstruation leave every month. In accordance with the bill, no female employees shall be discharged from their post, get demoted, and experienced discrimination because of the said mentsruation leave.
If passed into law, as stated in her section 10 explanatory note, “any person, corporation, trust, firm, partnership, association or entity found violating this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months.”
According to the lady solon, even though other companies in the country do not allow menstration leaves, this will become a part of the employees sick leaves.
Under the bill, female employees shall received no less than 50% of daily basic salary. As per Talino-Santos, the bill will support the health of all the women in the Philippines.
To recap, the cabinet of Spain has approved “paid menstrual leave” last February 21 due to severe pain of women because of dysmenorrhea. The Spain was the first ever country in Europe that pushed the said law.
The “paid menstrual leave” was also currently being offered in Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Zambia.
Meanwhile, last October, the Provincial Government of La Union imposed a “menstrual privilege policy” where female employess were given an option to work from home for 2 days each month.
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Source: GMA News