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Mary Antonette T. Jaji, MD and Hanah Cherilyn L. Baul, MD took an oath as our newly hired Medical Officer III 

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The Department of Health (DOH) today salutes the passage of Republic Act 11210, also known as the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Act last February 20.

"This is another noteworthy addition to the series of legislations that protect, promote, and support the health and nutrition of the Filipino family," Health Secretary Francisco Duque III declared, adding that the passage of this law is also very timely for March which has been designated as Women’s Health month.
 
The EML Act complements the recent passage of Republic Act 11148, or the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act. With the EML Act, women are given additional economic support through ensuring that their one hundred and five (105) days (with additional 15 days for single mothers) of maternity leave are paid, regardless of economic and social background.