Sakto sa Labor Day! Pia Cayetano welcomes signing of Expanded Maternity Leave Law’s IRR

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Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano has welcomed the full implementation of the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law, following the signing of the measure’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) on Labor Day (May 2).

The principal author and sponsor of Republic Act No. 11210 or the EML Law, Cayetano attended the Ceremonial Signing of the IRR in San Fernando, Pampanga, where she talked about the vital role of women as mothers and as members of the country’s workforce.

“Women play a dual role in our society, hindi lang trabaho sa opisina kundi trabaho sa bahay at pag-aalaga ng pamilya. Therefore, being a mother is something that we need to compensate,” she said.

“Magandang balita ito dahil ibig sabihin ay tuloy na tuloy na and ready to be implemented ang Expanded Maternity Leave Law. This is a great gift to working mothers this Labor Day,” Cayetano added.

The lawmaker said that while the EML’s IRR was signed on May 1, its effectivity started on March 15 following its publication in the Official Gazette.