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Bulacan Rep. Silverio’s proposed law on bereavement leave passes House committees

Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:04

A bill authored by Bulacan lawmaker Lorna Silverio granting paid bereavement leave for employees who lost an immediate family member has hurdled the House Committees on Labor and Employment, and Civil Service.

On her Facebook account, Silverio, who is Bulacan 3rd district Representative, said Wednesday that House Bill 6119 was approved by the two committees.

The bill is titled, “An Act Granting Bereavement Leave of Five (5) Days With Pay to Employees in the Private and Public Sector In The Event Of Death Of An Immediate Family Member.”

Silverio filed the bill last year, and is co-authored by fellow Bulacan lawmaker Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado.

In the explanatory note of the bill, Silverio said the approval of the bill is assumed to “uplift to morale of the working force, which also benefits employers as it makes their employees feel valued and promotes loyalty to the company.”

“Considering that Filipinos are known as family centered, it is at this time of loss when Filipino families stick together,” the lady politiko said.

“It is lamentable to note that while vacation leaves are granted on top of the other leave benefits such as paternity, maternity and sick leaves, no leave is granted in the event of death of an immediate family member.”(END)

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