Filipinos will enjoy two successive long weekends after Malacanang declared Aug. 20 and 21 as holidays and with Aug. 27 a regular holiday.
Malacañang has declared Aug. 20 a regular holiday in observance of the celebration of Eid’l Fitr or Feast of Ramadan, the end of the Muslim community’s month of fasting. Aug. 21 is a special nonworking day to commemorate Ninoy Aquino Day, while Aug. 27 is a regular holiday to mark National Heroes Day.
The dates have been declared holidays by virtue of Proclamation Nos. 295 and 495, respectively.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz earlier said that employees who would report for work during these days would receive the correct wages and benefits following the holiday pay rules.
“If the employee reports for work during a regular holiday, he shall be entitled to 200 percent of his regular salary for that day for the first eight hours, and for work in excess of the eight hours, an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate,” Baldoz said.
If the day falls on an employee’s rest day and he goes to work, he is entitled to 200 percent of his daily rate for the first eight hours plus 30 percent. For work in excess of eight hours on those days, he gets an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate. /INQUIRER