May 24, 2024

The Department of Labor and Employment has issued Labor Advisory 13, s. 2019 pursuant to Proclamation 845 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte, which lists the regular and special holidays next year.
Based on the proclamation, the following are declared as regular holidays:New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), Maundy Thursday (April 9), Good Friday (April 10), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes Day (Aug. 31), Bonifacio Day (Nov. 30), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and Rizal Day (Dec. 30).
The special non-working days in the first half of the year are the Chinese New Year (Jan. 25), the 34th People Power Revolution anniversary (Feb. 25), Black Saturday (April 11), Ninoy Aquino Day (Aug. 21), All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1), Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary (Dec. 8), and the last day of the year (Thursday).
Additional special non-working days are All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24).
The proclamation noted that the People Power Revolution is an important event to commemorate the restoration and ushering of political, social, and economic reforms in the country.The Holy Week, meanwhile, is noted as one of the most cherished traditions of the predominantly Catholic people in the country.
The All Saints’ and All Souls’ holidays are seen to strengthen family ties by providing more time for them, while Christmas Day commemorative activities will promote domestic tourism.
Meanwhile, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr (End of Ramadan), and Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), will be issued after the approximate days of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which the said holidays shall fall. Republic Act 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha be celebrated as a national holiday.
For the payment of wages during these holidays, employers are advised to observe the formula in the computation of wages for workers for regular holidays as follows: employees who did not work on said holidays shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([basic wage + COLA] x 100 percent)], while those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent).
If the employees worked overtime (work done in excess of eight hours), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).
Employees who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (basic wage x 200 percent)] while workers who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).”
On the other hand, the following pay rules for special non-working holidays are as follows: If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” policy shall apply unless there is another company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on special days.For work done during the special non-working holiday, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 130 percent) + COLA].
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked].If an employee works on a special holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 150 percent) + COLA].
For overtime work on a special holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked].
Families and friends can now plan their vacations ahead for the holidays for 2020.