Medical groups expressed support to longer maternity leave

Groups of doctors and medical health professionals on Monday, February 26, expressed support to a pending legislation, Senate Bill 1305 or the Expanded Maternity Law.

According to the professionals who attended the press conference, 60-day maternity policy is not enough and due to its inadequacy, it is a real public health risk. They also added that longer maternity leave will give more time for the recovery of women after giving birth.

The meaure, authored by Senator Risa Hontiveros, seeks to grant 120 days of paid maternity leave to all female workers.

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