The Civil Service Commission (CSC) allows married male employees to avail
of a paternity leave 60 days from the birth of his child.
Republic Act No. 8187, also known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, grants
paternity leave of seven days with full pay to all married male employees in the
private and public sectors to enable the married male employee to effectively lend
support and assistance to his wife in her period of recovery and in the nursing of
their newly born child.