Rep. Joey Salceda Filed A 2-Day Calamity Leave Bill

Rep. Joey Salceda Filed A 2-Day Calamity Leave Bill


Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

More Than 124k Drivers, Operators Join Transport Cooperatives

A total 124,443 drivers and franchise owners and operators have joined accredited transport cooperatives ready for franchise consolidation.

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

A bill seeking to grant a two-day special emergency leave for all workers in the public and private sector directly affected by natural calamities has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda filed on December 10 House Bill 5775, otherwise known as the proposed “Calamity Leave Law.”

A copy of the bill was sent to the media on Monday.

Salceda said the bill aims not only to provide help to Filipinos before and after a calamity, but also provide them few days of interval to facilitate the recovery, relief, and a chance to rebuild their homes from the ground up and take care of their families.

Under the bill, every employee who has rendered at least six months of service shall be entitled to a two-day special emergency leave each year, with pay, in times of natural calamities or disasters.

“This is to give them the time to recharge and have their daily activities planned so they can move forward after facing the harsh reality of calamities,” Salceda said.

The leave shall be made available upon the declaration of calamity by the President of the Philippines or by any local legislative council.

However, in case of a specific area was not declared under a state of calamity but was nonetheless severely affected by the natural calamity or disaster, the head of the office or employer in his or her own sound discretion may grant the special emergency leave to affected employees based on proof presented or news account.

Any qualified employee may avail of this special emergency leave on the grounds of: being stranded in affected areas where there are no means of transportation that can ensure a safe travel to and from work; disease or illness of employee incurred by reason of the natural calamity or disaster; caring of immediate family members affected by natural calamity or disaster, and urgent repair and clean-up of damaged house.

Unused special emergency leaves shall not be cumulative and may not be converted into cash equivalent. (PNA)

Gov’t Allows Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Study To Resume

Angkas at Joyride, pwede na ulit!

AFP Units, Offices To Forego Christmas Parties This Year

Just like majority of offices in the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has decided to cancel their Christmas Party this year.

Surviving WWII Veterans In E. Visayas To Get Cash Aid

The provincial government of Leyte will extend cash assistance to living World War II veterans in Eastern Visayas as simple gratitude for their service 76 years ago.

DOLE Gives P26-M Aid To 4K Bicolanos

The grant aims to see people's lives transform from good to better, then better to best, said Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

Zambo Norte Town Farmers Receive P4-M Machinery

Several farmer organizations in the Zamboanga del Norte town of Sindangan receives over PHP4-million farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture.

Palace Leaves SEA Games Probe To House Panel

Malacañang is leaving to the discretion of a House of Representatives panel whether it would investigate alleged corruption and irregularities in the use of government funds during the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines hosted in 2019.

‘2gether’s’ Brightwin Holds Virtual Fan Meet For Pinoys In December

ABS-CBN is giving an early holiday gift to the fans of "2gether"!

Pangasinan Town Mulls Localized Lockdown

Pangasinan considers a localized lockdown in some barangays due to the increase in the number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.

Guv. Mamba Warns Of ECQ As COVID-19 Cases Spike

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba warns of the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in the entire province if the COVID-19 cases would continue to increase.

NoCot Beefs Up Drive Against Measles

Health authorities in North Cotabato is slated to intensify their campaign against measles following the higher number of cases recorded from January to October this year compared to the same period last year.