Learn about types of leave in

Philippines

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

Employees who have worked for at least a year are entitled to five days of vacation. These days can be used as vacation or sick time. Employees who do not utilize their leave at the end of the year may be paid for the days they did not utilize.

Public holidays

There are 21 holidays in all, with 9 of them being non-working holidays.

Sick days

Employees who have worked for at least a year are entitled to five days of vacation. These days can be used as vacation or sick time.

Maternity leave

Post childbirth, the following applies:


105 days of leave if the employee has paid at least three monthly contributions within the 12-month period before the birth

mothers who gave birth to twins or triplets are not entitled to any additional maternity leave.

The mother can file her maternity benefits for up to 10 years.


In the event of a miscarriage, the following applies:

60 days of leave

The employee has paid at least three monthly contributions within the 12-month period before the miscarriage

The leave will be paid by the employer who can later request reimbursement from Social Security.

Paternity leave

For the first four deliveries of the lawful spouse with whom they are cohabiting, all married male employees in the commercial and public sectors are entitled to seven days of full pay.

Parental leave

Single parents are entitled to an additional 7 days of paid leave each year as a single parent.

Other leave

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