The Philippines has an obligation to pass measures—at a national level—to strengthen the social protection of women workers, specifically as regards maternity protection at the workplace. Our country falls below regional and international standards in terms of statutory paid maternity leave. In contrast, Vietnam grants expectant mothers 180 days of paid maternity leave, while Singapore grants 112 days’ leave. Myanmar grants 98 days’ paid leave, in line with the recommended number of paid maternity leave days under Convention 183 of the ILO. The Expanded Maternity Leave Bill provides for 120 days of paid maternity leave to all covered female workers in the public and private sector.
Source: Manila Times May 16, 2018 16:18 UTC