#WalangPasok – April 5 2022 declared a non-working holiday in Pangasinan

#WalangPasok – April 5 2022 declared a non-working holiday in Pangasinan

(UPDATED, 1 APRIL 2022)

The province of Pangasinan will be celebrating its 442nd foundation anniversary this April 5, 2022, Tuesday.

The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the province according to Proclamation 1334 which Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed this week.

April 5, 1580 is officially recognized as the foundation date of Pangasinan. As stated in Provincial Ordinance #-143 series of 2010 signed by then Governor Amado Espino, a Research and Study Committee found out that Pangasinan was made an encomienda on April 5, 1572.

By 1580, it was “organized into a political unit under an alcalde mayor who at the time has authority as head of the province or provincial government with judicial function.”

Pay Rules For Pangasinan Day – April 5, 2022

As mentioned above, April 5, 2022 has been declared a special non-working holiday. Because of this, the “no work, no pay” principle will be in effect as stipulated in the 2020 DOLE handbook on workers statutory monetary benefits.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in Pangasinan on April 5, 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.

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