BONIFACIO DAY – November 30 2016 declared a national holiday

November 30 2016, Wednesday, is a national holiday

The Philippines will be marking the 153rd birth anniversary of Spanish-era revolutionary leader and national hero Andres Bonifacio this November 30, Wednesday.

The day, commonly referred to as Bonifacio Day, is a national holiday as stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s 1105, which he signed August of last year. This is the last holiday before the three-week slog leading to Christmas.

November 30 2016, Wednesday, is a national holiday

The 2014 edition of Department of Labor and Employment’s Handbook on Workers’ Statutory Monetary Benefits mandates that employees should receive “at least 100% of his/her minimum wage rate even if he/she did not report for work, provided he/she is present or is on leave of absence with pay on the work day immediately preceding the (national) holiday.”

Meanwhile, those who report for work on November 30 should get twice their regular rate for every hour of service rendered – a situation described commonly as “double pay.” The handbook can be downloaded in this link (proceed to page 10).

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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:

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