May 21, 2024

Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. slammed for filing invoice looking for to give gov’t workers added holiday and sick leaves

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has filed Senate Monthly bill No. 1821 which seeks to give federal government officials and workforce twice the total of their recent trip and sick leaves and to institutionalize rehabilitation depart for a highest period of time of six months.

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The bill would allow for officers and staff of the nationwide government, local federal government units, govt-owned or controlled companies, and point out universities and schools, no matter of employment position, who render work all through the prescribed place of work hrs to have 30 times getaway and three days sick depart each year with total shell out.

Authorities officials and workers are currently entitled to only 15 times of holiday vacation go away and 15 times of sick depart.

“The 30 days holiday leave shall be inclusive of the three (3) times Distinctive Leave Privilege (SLP) and the 5 (5) times Compelled Depart (FL),” the bill stated.

The monthly bill is also looking for to “provide authorized basis for the grant of rehabilitation depart to government officials and workforce who sustained wounds or Injuries whilst in the functionality of their formal obligations and those people whose illness was aggravated because of to their functioning situations.”

Revilla pointed out that a joint circular issued by the Civil Service Fee and the Division of Price range and Management which now grants the said leave advantage is supported by no legislation.

“A critique of the latest leave laws reveals that there is no law that offers leave added benefits and privileges for health problems of officers and workers obtained or aggravated in the workplace requiring Intensive or for a longer period period of cure, e.g. cancer,” the bill’s explanatory notice go through.

“State staff struggling from this form of sickness or disorder will need to be provided with fair time to go by means of their treatment method. Prolonged sickness or illness consumes the employees’ amassed depart credits (sick leave and holiday vacation leave credits), most frequently leaving them on Leave Without Pay back (LWOP) if their accumulated depart credits are exhausted,” it added.

The measure will entitle govt officials and staff members to the rehabilitation go away privilege for a “maximum period of six months more than wounds and/or accidents sustained when in the general performance of formal obligations or sickness or sickness resulting from or aggravated by doing the job disorders or setting.”

The bill also states that length, frequency, and conditions of availing of the rehabilitation go away ought to be based on the suggestion of a health care authority,

“In get to reduce the plight of Filipino point out employees, the government ought to supply them additional go away privileges similar to the depart benefits and privileges granted to their [Association of Southeast Asian Nation] counterparts,” the measure’s explanatory observe more go through.

“Such gesture would enable govt officers and employees to acquire depart of absence without having shedding their capability to generate,” it added.

Netizens slammed Revilla, with lots of of them disapproving of the bill considering that it could be extremely unfair for the personal sector.