The Bureau of Working Conditions will be conducting Learning Sessions focusing on women-related laws scheduled on March 16 and 23, 2018. These Learning Sessions are limited to fifty (50) slots per schedule and free of charge.

One of the major programs of the Bureau is the Gender and Development Program (GAD) which aims to promote gender sensitivity and mainstreaming. In light of the upcoming National Women’s Month, the said learning sessions are being organized in order to further strengthen and empower female employees in the private sector by keeping them abreast of women-related laws. To name a few, the following are the significant issuances which will be discussed in the learning session: Special Leave Benefits for Women (RA 9710), Maternity Leave (RA 1161, as amended by RA 8282), Leave for Victims of Violence Against Women and Their Children (RA 9262), Solo Parent Leave, Department Order 178 (Safety and Health Measures for Workers who by Nature of their Work have to Stand at Work) and Department Order 184 ( Safety and Health Measures for Workers who by Nature of their Work have to Spend Long Hours Sitting).

The National Women’s Month celebration is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day. This is being celebrated in commemoration and recognition of the role of women in social, cultural, religious, economic and political achievements of women. In addition to these, it is to as well empower women and promote gender parity in all facets.

For more information, you may contact the event’s Project Head at (02) 527-3000 local 303 or e-mail at


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