#WalangPasok – November 5 2021 declared holiday in Negros Occidental

#WalangPasok – November 5 2021 declared holiday in Negros Occidental

Residents of Negros Occidental will be marking the 123rd anniversary of the 1898 Negros Revolution this November 5. The day is a special non-working holiday in the entire province as stipulated in Republic Act 6709.

The law was enacted by then-President Corazon Aquino in 1989. Read the full text of RA 6709 here. The holiday will give Negrenses a three-day weekend because it falls on a Friday this year.

The holiday commemorates the successful effort of Negrense freedom fighters to drive out remnants of the Spanish government from the province. This historical event led to the establishment of the Republic of Negros under the leadership of Aniceto Lacson.

november 5 2021 holiday negros occidental
November 5, 2021 is a special non-working holiday in Negros Occidental

The Negros Republic however was eventually subdued by the American colonizers. The occassion is also called Al Cinco de Noviembre or Negros Day, evern though Negros Oriental is not included in the declaration.

According to the 2020 DOLE handbook on workers statutory monetary benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle applies during special non-working holidays. Meaning, workers who are not required or permitted to work on special non-working days are not entitled to any compensation unless there is a collective bargaining agreement or a company policy that provides for that.

The handbook likewise highlighted that employees who work during special non-working days are entitled to receive an additional pay of 30% for every hour that they render service.

Comments

comments

Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: