Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240.

The holiday will give those working and studying in Valenzuela City a three-day weekend because November 12 falls on a Friday. The full text of Proclamation 1240 can be downloaded here.

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.

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November 12 2021 is a special non-working holiday in Valenzuela City (Credits: Twitter page of Valenzuela City)

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