#WalangPasok: September 1, 2017 declared regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

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Malacanang has declared September 1, 2017, Friday, a regular holiday throughout the Philippines in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

Malacanang’s Proclamation 297 emphasized that Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feats of Islam and that the “National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on 12 September.”

#WalangPasok: September 1, 2017 declared regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

The proclamation was signed August 29 by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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The Department of Labor and Employment mandates that the following holiday pay rules be implemented:

A. If the day is the employee’s regular workday:

If worked, [the employee] is entitled to 200% of his [or her] basic wage for the first eight (8) hours and, for work in excess of the 8 hours, an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day;

If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100% of his daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

B. If the day is the employee’s rest day:

If worked, the employee is entitled, for the first 8 hours, to 200% of his or her daily rate plus 30% and, for work in excess of 8 hours, plus 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day;

If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100% of his or her daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

C. Where the day immediately preceding the holiday is a non-work day in the establishment or the scheduled rest day of the employee, he or she shall not be deemed on leave of absence on that day, in which case he or she shall be entitled to the holiday pay.

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