observed during the special non-working holiday on Friday, August 21, 2009,
in observance of the Ninoy Aquino Day.
The special (non-working) day in honor of the Filipino hero had been
declared by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo by virtue of Presidential
Proclamation No. 1699 she issued on December 24, 2008.
Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque advised the country's
employers in the private sector on the rules to be observed during the
special non-working day in honor of Ninoy Aquino, as follows:
a) If worked, the employee is entitled to 130% of his [or her] daily rate
for the first 8 hours, and to an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on
the said day for work performed in excess of 8 hours;
b) If unworked, he or she is not entitled to any payment, unless there is a
favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA)
granting payment for special days even if not worked;
c) If worked and falling on the employee's rest day, the employee is
entitled for the first 8 hours to 150% of his or her regular daily rate, and
for work performed in excess of 8 hours, plus 30% of his or her hourly rate
on the said day.
Any clarifications regarding the pay rules may be made with the DOLE's
Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) at tel. no. 527-3000 local 301.