Palawan hosts women meet


Connected Women Palawan’s recent 4th Meet Up was hosted by four socially-aware women in the province.

The event happened on May 22 with 30 other meetups simultaneous all over the world – that’s one in Canada, one in Singapore and in 28 other cities in the Philippines.

The topic for the Palawan Meet Up was Republic Act 11210 or The Expanded Maternity Leave Law, which was signed into law on February 20, 2019. Rachelle Anne Dupaya of Capital A HR Solutions was the insightful speaker for the said topic.

Details relative to the implementing rules and regulations, signed on May 1, 2019, were discussed in the context of its implications to employees and employers alike.

The law extended the number of paid maternity leave days in 105 from the former 60 days for normal deliveries and 78 days for cesarean delivery.

The right to avail the benefit is regardless of civil status or employment status, and it can be claimed from the former employer if the woman gives birth within 15 days after the termination of the employer-employee relationship.

Pending admin cases do not affect the employee’s right to claim the benefit at the time it should be availed. The application of the law is retroactive for deliveries from March 11, 2019, onwards.

For more details, you may refer to the URL below for reference: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2019/02feb/20190220-RA-11210-RRD.pdf 

The women behind Connected Women Palawan are out to make a positive impact on the lives of women all over Palawan.

This is a high calling that will require focused planning and intentional bridging of the sectors that have the capacity to help and the sector that needs to be empowered so they themselves can make a positive contribution to society.

To establish a legal identity to better represent themselves in future projects and endeavors, part of yesterday’s agenda was the election of the first set of officers for the Board of Directors.

The next Connected Women Palawan Meet Up is happening on July 3, 2019 (venue TBA).

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