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2-Day Monthly Menstruation Leave

2-Day Monthly Menstruation Leave

A “menstruation leave” will become available to all female employees in the country if and when this measure from Cotabato 3rd district Rep. Ma. Alana Samantha Taliño-Santos gets enacted.

Santos filed House Bill (HB) No.6728, titled, “An Act granting menstruation leave of two (2) days a month with fifty (50) percent daily remuneration to all female employees in the private and public sectors”.

The bill seeks to provide female workers two days worth of menstruation leaves each month.

Daily remuneration refers to the payment the entitled workers will get in spite of their leave.

According to Santos, such privilege has long been given to female workers in the countries of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Zambia.

Employers that violate the provision of the measure will be slapped with a P50,000 fine and or a six-month jail term.