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New Motherhood: When Mom Is Sad

New Motherhood: When Mom Is Sad

By Najwa Awad Becoming a new mother can be one the most rewarding experiences a woman can have in life, but it can also be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. New motherhood is typically associated with feeling incredibly blessed, a new sense of fulfillment and family bonding. There is a general …

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Law signed expanding maternity leave to 105 days

Law signed expanding maternity leave to 105 days

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has signed into law the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill that will grant additional maternity leave benefits to working mothers, from 60 to 105 days, with an option to extend for an additional 30 days without pay once they give birth. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea …

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Helping mothers living apart from their children

The charity Matchmothers.org began with the help of a letter published in the Guardian on 22 February 1979. In the letter, a mother, Peg English, described her situation living apart from her children, and over 100 mums around the country contacted her. Forty years on, we are still providing women …

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Duterte signs expanded maternity leave law – ABS

Duterte signs expanded maternity leave law - ABS

MANILA (UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that will grant additional leave benefits for working mothers, the Palace confirmed Thursday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said Duterte signed the law on Wednesday, Feb. 20, beating the 30-day deadline for the proposed measure to lapse into law. …

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