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Magna Carta of Women

(MCW) (R.A. 9710)

Signed on August 14, 2009

Published in Philippine
Daily Inquirer and Malaya August 31, 2009
Takes effect on September
15, 2009

MCW Implementing
Rules and Regulations
(IRR)
Published in Malaya on
June 23, 2010 in Manila
Bulletin on June 25, 2010
Effective on July 10,
2010

The Magna Carta of Women


is a comprehensive women's
human rights law that seeks
to eliminate discrimination
against women by
recognizing, protecting,
fulfilling and promoting the
rights of Filipino women,
especially those in the

Small farmers and


rural workers;

Indigenous People

Fisherfolks

Moro

Urban Poor

Children

Workers in the Formal


Economy

Senior Citizen

Workers in the
Informal Economy

Persons with
Disabilities

Migrant Workers

Solo Parent

1. Protection from
all forms of
violence, including
those committed by
the State. (Sec 9)

AGENCIES THAT CATER TO WOMEN


VICTIM:
1.Police Force
2.Forensic and medico legal
3.Legal Services;
4.Social Work Services
5. Judicial
Services
WITHIN
THE NEXT
5 YEARS, 50% OF THE PERSONNEL
THEREOF SHALL BE WOMEN. THE CSC, NBI, NAPOLCOM,
DOJ WILL TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE.

2. Protection and
security in times
of emergency,
disaster,
calamities , armed
conflict and

3.Participati
on and
representati
on

4. Equal
treatment
before the
law,

5. Equal access and


elimination of
discrimination
against women in
education,
scholarships and
training

6. Equal
participation
in sports.

8. Nondiscriminatory
and nonderogatory
portrayal of
women in media

9. Comprehensive
health services
and health
information and
education.

11. Equal rights


in all matters
relating to
marriage and
family relations.

10. Leave benefits of two (2)


months with full pay based on gross
monthly compensation, for women
employees who undergo surgery
caused by gynecological disorders,
provided that they have rendered
continuous aggregate employment
service of at least six (6) months for
the last twelve (12) months.

LEAVE BENEFITS DUE TO SURGERY


CAUSED BY GYNECOLOGICAL
DISORDER
RENDERED 6 MONTHS CONTINUOUS
AGGREGATE SERVICE FOR THE LAST 12
MONTHS PRIOR TO SURGERY;
IF EXTENDED LEAVE IS NECESSARY, LEAVE
CREDITS MAY BE USED;
NON-CUMULATIVE
NON-CONVERTICLE TO CASH

MANDATES THE CIVIL


SERVICE COMMISSION TO
ISSUE FURTHER
GUIDELINES AND
APPROPRIATE
MEMORANDUM CIRCULARS
IN RELATION TO SPECIAL
LEAVE PRIVILEGE UNDER

Guidelines for the


Availments of the
Special Leave Benefits
for Women Under RA
9710

ISSUED ON
NOVEMBER 22,
2010

Section 2.1 Any female public sector


employee regardless of age and civil
status shall be entitled to special leave of
a maximum of two (2) months with full
pay based on her gross monthly
compensation , provided she has
rendered at least six (6) months
aggregate service
in any or various
government agencies for the last twelve
(12) months prior to undergoing surgery

Refers to public officers in


the career and non-career
service who are employed in
the civil service
On contract of service or job
orders not entitled

Monthly basic pay plus


mandatory allowances fixed by
law given in support of a public
sector employees monthly
cost of living expenses in
addition to salaries such as,
PERA.

Exclude allowances and other forms


of compensation such as RATA and
the like that an employee is
regularly entitled to by virtue of
his/her performance of the functions
of his/her position, all in accordance
with pertinent rules and regulations
of the Department of Budget and
Management (DBM).

refer to disorders that would require surgical


procedures such but not limited to dilatation
and curetage and those involving female
reproductive organs such as the vagina,
cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, breast,
adnexa and pelvic floor, as certified by a
competent physician. For purposes of the Act
and
these
Rules
and
Regulations,
gynecological surgeries shall also include
hysterectomy, ovariectomy and mastectomy.

List of Surgical Operations for


Gynecological Disorders

reflects, among others,


the estimated periods of
recuperation from
surgery due to the
specific gynecological
disorder.

Classification of the
Procedure based on
the Patient's
Estimated Period of
Recuperation
lf without
concomitant medical
problems
Minor

Description

Surgical Procedures requiring


a
maximum period of
recuperation
of two (2) weeks
MajorMajor Surgical Procedures requiring a
minimum period of recuperation
Surgical Procedures requiring
of three (3) weeks to a maximum
period of two (2) months a
minimum period of
o
recuperation
of three (3) weeks to a
maximum
period of two (2) months

USE SICK LEAVE OR


VACATION LEAVE
PURSUANT TO SECTION
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CSC FORM 6, with:


1.Medical certificate
2.Clinical summary
3.Histopathological report
4.Operative Technique used
5.Duration of surgery + perioperative period
6.Estimated period of recuperation

Advance application is
allowed 5 days prior to
surgery. The rest of the
supporting documents shall
be submitted upon return to
work with physicians
certification of fitness.

FILING OF APPLICATION

In case of
emergency
surgery, filing is
allowed upon
return to work

1.Enforcement
2.Promote of
reproductive
health care
awareness and