#WalangPasok – February 25 2022 declared holiday for 1986 People Power Revolution anniversary

#WalangPasok – February 25 2022 declared holiday for 1986 People Power Revolution anniversary

The nation will be marking the 36th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution this February 25. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday nationwide as stipulated in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1236 which he signed last October.

In his proclamation, it was mentioned that the EDSA People Power Revolution “restored and ushered political, social, and economic reforms in the country” and that it “serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.” This holiday will give most Filipinos a three-day weekend because it falls on a Friday this year.

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February 25, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide (Photo credits: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/edsa/the-ph-protest/)

Pay Rules For 1986 EDSA People Power Anniversary special non-working holiday – February 25, 2022

According to the 2020 DOLE handbook on workers statutory monetary benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle applies during special non-working holidays like the annual celebration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Anniversary. This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work on February 25, 2022 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.




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/.

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