October 28 is a Holiday in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 |


Malacanang declared October 28 a special non-working holiday for all Filipinos to exercise the right to suffrage in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, So if you are a registered voter, you have no excuse.

October 28 is a Monday, So this is yet another long weekend for October, but before you decide to pack your things and plan your holiday, remember to prioritize your right to vote. It is also your obligation to select the people you want to elect. Those Starting Positions in your barangay makes Mayors, Governors and Senators. So think very carefully before you start to give them a taste of power.

“It is important to give the people the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote,” Aquino said in Proclamation No. 656  which he signed On September 25

Under the Labor department's pay rules the following shall apply on special non-working holidays:

a. If the day is unworked, the 'no work, no pay' principle shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day even if the day is unworked.

b. If worked, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on said day.

c. If the day falls on the employee's rest day and is worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate.

If it interests you you may also read an article I've written before. I was Absent before a Holiday. but got paid anyway. Read HERE.

See the Presidential Proclamation HERE