La Union OKs ‘Menstruation Day’ privilege for women employees

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT. Female employees of the provincial government of La Union look on as Governor Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David (seated) signs Executive Order 25 for the Menstruation Day privilege in this undated photo. The EO allows female employees to work from home two days a month when they have their periods. (Courtesy of Gov. Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David Facebook)

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Female workers of the La Union provincial government may soon shortly avail of their “Menstruation Day” privilege, which means opting to work from home during their heavy period days.

Gov. Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David posted on Facebook on Tuesday her approval of Executive Order (EO) 25 that allows female employees of the provincial government to work from home two days a month while they have their periods.

“With this EO, I hope we can spread awareness and be kinder to our female employees, especially during their period days,” she said, adding that added that aside from the work-from-home arrangement, the provincial government will also provide menstrual kits in every office.

David vowed to focus on women’s empowerment, youth development, and expanded access to quality education as Governor of her province.

Zeny Aspiras, supervising administrative officer at the Human Resource Management Office of the provincial administrator, said in a phone interview they are still finalizing the EO guidelines.

She assured that the work-from-home arrangement will remain  work output oriented as provided under existing Civil Service Commission rules.”