#WalangPasok – March 27 2022 declared holiday in San Juan City

#WalangPasok – March 27 2022 declared holiday in San Juan City

The people of San Juan City will be celebrating its 115th annual foundation day anniversary this coming March 27, Sunday. “Araw ng San Juan” is a special non-working holiday as mandated in Republic Act (RA) 7669.

RA 7669 became law in 1994, during the term of then-President Fidel Ramos. The full text of the said law can be accessed here. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post if and when Mayor Francis Zamora of San Juan City signs an ordinance also declaring March 28 2022 as a specal non-working day.

San Juan became an independent municipality through Philippine Commission Act 1625 which  was enacted in March 27, 1907. The Philippine Commission served as a unicameral legislative body during the first two decades of American colonization.

It took 100 years before San Juan finally became a city because of problems like unstable population and limited income – the main factors considered when municipalities apply for cityhood.

Pay Rules For Araw ng San Juan – 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 “Araw ng San Juan.”

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work on March 22, 2022 – which falls on a Sunday – 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. For example, it is possible that employees working for call center companies based in San Juan may benefit from this.


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