Bulacan will be celebrating its 139th foundation day anniversary this coming August 15. This year’s “Araw ng Bulacan” falls on a Tuesday.

August 15 of every year is a special non-working holiday throughout the said province in Central Luzon as mandated in Chapter II of the 2007 Administrative Code of Bulacan. Read the full text of this administrative code through this link.

August 15 2017 is a special non-working day in Bulacan

Citing a research done by the Center for Bulacan Studies, The Philippine Star in 2011 reported that Bulacan was established as a province in August 15, 1878 by the Spanish colonial government at that time.

Bulacan-based employees who plan to work on this particular day are entitled to receive plus 30% of your regular hourly rate for every hour of service rendered.

That is stipulated in Department of Labor and Employment’s Handbook on Workers’ Statutory Monetary Benefits (2010 edition).

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