Hontiveros hails signing of Expanded Maternity Leave Act into law

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday hailed the signing of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act into law, which gives longer maternity leave for working mothers. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Expanded Maternity Act on February 20, a copy of which was released to the media on Thursday. READ: Duterte signs into law longer maternity leave benefits Hontiveros, who pushed for the passage of the measure as chair of the Senate committee on women, said it is a big victory for Filipino women and families. "Isang malaking tagumpay para mga kababaihang Pilipino at ating mga pamilya ngayong araw sa pagsasabatas sa wakas ng expanded maternity leave law...

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