#WalangPasok – March 22 2022 declared holiday in Cavite
The Philippines will be marking the 153rd birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, officially recognized as the country’s first president, this March 22, Tuesday.
The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in Aguinaldo’s home province of Cavite by President Rodrigo Duterte through Proclamation 1328 which he signed last March 8.
Aguinaldo’s descendants have been engaged in both national and local politics through the decades. His grandnephew Cesar Virata served as Finance Minister during the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. Meanwhile, his great grandson Emilio “Jun” Abaya served as Transportation Secretary for the late former President Benigno Aquino III. The current mayor of Kawit, Cavite is Angelo Emilio G. Aguinaldo.
Despite the continued engagement of his clan in politics, Aguinaldo remains a divisive figure in Philippine history. In recent years, several prominent historians have sought to have Andres Bonifacio recognized as the country’s first President instead of Aguinaldo. The high point of their efforts is the 2014 movie “Bonifacio: Unang Pangulo.”
Meanwhile, his complicity in the bloody assassination of fellow revolutionary general Antonio Luna has re-entered the public consciousness because of the successful 2015 film “Heneral Luna.”
Pay Rules For Aguinaldo Day – March 22, 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 Emilio Aguinaldo’s birth anniversary.
This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work on March 22, 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.