- Following his victory against American boxer Jessi Vargas, Manny Pacquiao is back as a senator
- To execute his duties and responsibilities, being elected and trusted my millions of Filipinos, the newbie senator proposes a bill that would benefit working moms and their employers
- The said bill seeks to grant mothers a 6-month paid leave
After a glorious victory in his boxing bout, WBO welterweight eight-division world champion
Manny Pacquiao is back in his Senate seat.
More than a world champ, Pacquiao is also dedicated to fulfill his vow as a public servant and as a senator of the Philippines.
The firs time senator has proposed a bill addressing the needs of women, working mothers in particular.
Under House Bill 3590, the proposal aims to implement a 6-month paid leave for those who work both in private sector and in the government given that one has rendered at least two years of service. This seeks to modify the current lawful leave for 60 days.
On the other hand, for women who have rendered more than a year but less than two years, a permissible leave will be given in parallel to their duration of service. Meanwhile, women who work in a company for less than a year will be allowed to have a 180-day leave without pay.
What's better is that, mothers will be granted of the leave for their first four pregnancies.
The lawmaker puts forward the bill in order for mothers to have time for their newborns and complete the recommended span of time of breastfeeding which is six months.
Senator Pacquiao highlighted the significant of the bill both to employees and employers.
"Employers in both government and private sectors are ecouraged to understand the long-term positive benefits they would gain should they grant their women employees the privilege of being able to nurture their babies for a longer period of time," he noted.
Senator Manny is up to fulfill his Senate duties after his boxing match.
Video from GMANews
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