July 2 2012 Special Holiday – Pasig City

Pasig City’s 439th anniversary is a local holiday,

according to Proclamation 410

If you are working in the Ortigas business district, this is good news for you.

President Benigno Aquino has declared July 2, 2012 a special non-working holiday in Pasig City. The city will be marking its 439th anniversary on the said day. The declaration was made by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 410, which you can access in this link.

Signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last June 18, the proclamation aims to give Pasig City residents the “full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.” July 2 is a Monday, and this effectively gives the people of Pasig a three-day weekend.

According to pay rules laid out by the Department of Labor and Employment, workers who choose not to work on special non-working holidays are not bound to receive anything except if there is “a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked.”

Meanwhile, employers are required to give employees who will report for work on this day 30% of their regular rate for the first eight hours of service rendered. Those who will work beyond eight hours (by necessity, perhaps?) should get plus 30% of their hourly rate for this holiday.

As per DOLE guidelines, employees are entitled to a holiday premium only when “he/she is present or is on leave of absence with pay on the work day immediately preceding the holiday.”

For example, if your work schedule is from Monday to Friday, then don’t be absent this June 29. That is indicated in DOLE’s Handbook on Worker’s Statutory Monetary Benefits (released in 2010).Download the handbook in this link.



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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  2. Dylan nikagawa said:

    Paano po ung case ko? 2 site po kasi kami sa manila, pasig po talaga ung office namin, pero dahil lumaki, nag rent kami ng office space sa mandaluyong. Doon muna ako pinag shift. Since pasig day at covered lang daw po ang pasig, hindi ako binigyan ng holiday pay. Tama po ba yun?

    • Mark Madrona said:

      That’s a loophole right there, Gaano katagal ka na dyan sa Manila office niyo? Baka naamn binigyan ka ng holiday pay during the Araw ng Maynila. Did you?

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