#WalangPasok – August 19 2022 declared holiday in Quezon City, Aurora, and Quezon
The Philippines will be commemorating the 144th birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon this August 19, Friday. The day is a special non-working holiday in the provinces of Aurora and Quezon as well as in Quezon City as stipulated by Republic Act 6741.
It is a working holiday in the rest of the Philippines. The law came into being in 1989, during the term of the late President Corazon Aquino. Read the full text of RA 6741 in this link.
Quezon is the country’s second president, having served from 1935 until his death in 1944. He is also the third longest-serving president in Philippine history, behind Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He was the first of three presidents that led the country during the Commonwealth years.
Quezon is regarded as the “Father of the National Language” (“Ama ng Wikang Pambansa“) because of it was during his administration when Tagalog was selected to be the basis of the national language over the other local languages in the country.
Pay Rules For Quezon City Day – August 19, 2022
As mentioned in the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle should be in effect during special non-working holidays like the Quezon City Day.
This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work on August 19 in Quezon City as well as in the provinces of Aurora and Quezon are not due to receive any compensation unless there is a collective bargaining agreement or a company policy that implements 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.