Taguig City Foundation Day Holiday – December 8, 2011

Working in McKinley Hill in Taguig City? Then, this is good news for you.

Malacañang has declared December 8 as a special non-working day in Taguig City. Proclamation 298 was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III last December 1. Taguig will be celebrating its Foundation Day (the 7th anniversary its cityhood) on the said date.

As in similar official declarations in the past, Proclamation 298 aims to give  the people of Taguig the “full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.” See the full text of the proclamation here:

Proclamation No. 298 for Taguig City

As I have written in past blogs, the Department of Labor and Employment has set the following pay rules governing special non-working holidays:

  1. If unworked
    • No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked (to avail of this, you must not be absent on the day before the holiday – MM)
  2. If worked
    • 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of the daily rate of 100%
    • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day
  3. Falling on the employee’s rest day and if worked
    • 1st 8 hours – plus 50% of the daily rate of 100%
    • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day



Mark Madrona

Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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