Friday, November 16, 2012

Rafa's Account of Luc's Typical Day

I found this in my drafts. It was probably sometime last school year. It's always good to remember our Lucas.

This was narrated to me by my husband. This conversation happened between Rafa and his friend on their way home from school ...

Eats apple na hard (Lucas eats blended apple that is frozen)
Wakes up
Goes to therapy
Go home
Sleeps again

Magna Carta for Women - Republic Act 9710

As you know, I gave birth early this year. After I got back to work and had a bit of normalcy, I visited my OB-GYN for a papsmear.  What seemed to be a routine check resulted in an overnight stay at the hospital. 

It was nothing urgent though. The doctor found a polyp that needs to be removed and examined. According to her, if I were 20 years old, her advice would have been to observe first. Since I am my age, her suggestion was to remove it.

My doctor suggested to do it on a weekend. I was hoping to do it on a Saturday so I would not have to use my leaves but it got scheduled on a Friday. Good thing I was able to talk about this concern to a friend. She is familiar with labor laws and suggested that I use the Magna Carta for Women.

Here are some salient points of the law which were useful for my case:
What is special leave benefit for women
Special leave benefits for women refers to a female employee’s leave entitlement of two months with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation following surgery caused by gynecological disorders.
This benefit is in addition to leave privileges under existing law.
Who are qualified to avail of this benefit; Conditions
All women employees in the private sector, regardless of age and civil status, are entitled to special leave benefits, provided she has complied with the following conditions:
  • She has rendered continuous aggregate employment service of at least 6 months for the last 12 months;
  • She has filed an application for special leave;
  • She has undergone surgery due to gynecological disorders as certified by competent physician.
Female employees who have taken a leave of absence following surgery for gynecological disorder or or after 15 September 2009 are entitled to avail of the benefit.
As always, hope you have no need for this but if you do, this would be good to know. God bless!

Christmas Warehouse Sale - Kids Craze 2012

Since the venue moved to its new location in 2011, I was not able to go. Hope to visit it this year :)

Friday, November 02, 2012