8 months Fear-mongering over Expanded Maternity Leave law criticized MB
By Ellson Quismorio Opposition congressman Akbayan Party-List Rep. Tom Villarin on Tuesday castigated business groups for what he described as their “fear-mongering” in connection with the recently-signed Expanded Maternity Leave law. Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) “The Expanded Maternity Leave Law protects women and their right to a decent workplace in times of pregnancy. Anyone who deprives women of this right is guilty of discrimination,” Villarin said in a statement. The lawmaker was referring to Republic Act (RA) 11210, which was signed by the President Duterte last week amid much fanfare. Thanks to the new law, female ... more