#WalangPasok – April 14 2022 declared regular holiday for Maundy Thursday
The Philippines will join the rest of the Catholic world in observing the Holy Week from April 10 to 17, 2022.
It must be emphasized that different pay rules govern each of these days depending on how President Rodrigo Duterte designated them through Proclamation 1236, which lists the nationwide holidays for 2022. The Filipino Scribe reported about Proclamation 1236 here.
For example, Maundy Thursday which this year falls on April 14, 2022 is listed as a regular holiday.
According to pay rules set by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), employees covered by the holiday pay rule are entitled to receive 100% of their regular daily wage rate even if they do not report for work on regular holidays like Maundy Thursday. This daily wage rate is the sum of a worker’s daily basic wage and cost of living allowance.
The 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits can be downloaded here. Meanwhile, those who will report for work on Maundy Thursday are entitled to get at least twice or 200% of their daily wage rate, which is more commonly referred to as “double pay.”
Nevertheless, it should be kept in mind that employees can only get this benefit if they are present or at least have filed a leave of absence with pay on their work day immediately preceding Maundy Thursday, which is most likely Holy Wednesday, April 13, 2022.