October 6 2014 Philippine holiday – Eid’l Adha

october 6 2014 philippine holiday
October 6 2014 has been declared as a regular Philippine holiday

Muslims all over the Philippines will be celebrating their annual feast of sacrifice, formally referred to as Eid’l Adha, this coming October 6.

The holiday, which this year falls on a Monday, has been declared as a regular holiday through Proclamation 875. Read the full text of Proclamation 875 in this link. The holiday will pave the way for a three-day weekend for most Filipinos.

Eid’l Adha was first designated as a national holiday back in 2009 when then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9849 into a law. Know more about RA 9849 here.

DOLE holiday pay rules
A table showing DOLE pay rules for regular and special non-working holidays (Credits: http://www.gov.ph/whats-the-difference-between-a-regular-holiday-and-a-special-non-working-day/)

It is one of two Muslim religious event that has been declared as such, the other being Eid’l Fitr, which this year was observed last July 29. Both holidays are movable.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos is the one tasked to determine the approximate dates where the said occasions will fall “in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.”

As noted in a post last year, Eid’lAdha is a religious fest where Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrificing his son Isaac – an event which signifies humans’ obedience to God.

As per the rules of the Department of Labor and Employment (refer to the graphic above), employees are entitled to get their regular daily rate on this day even if they choose not to work. On the other hand, those who choose to render overtime service should get double their regular rate.

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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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