#WalangPasok – 8 August 2022 declared holiday in parts of Mindanao for Ashura
Muslims all around the world will be observing Ashura, or the 10th day of the first lunar month of Muharram of the Hijra Calendar, this 8 August 2022.
The day has been declared as a regular non-working holiday throughout the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as announced in the Facebook page of Bangsamoro government.
The provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi are part of BARMM together with Cotabato City.
According to Article 172 of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos’ Presidential Decree 1083, all Muslim government officials and employees working elsewhere in the Philippines are excused from reporting for work so they can observe Muslim holidays like the Ashura.
Pay Rules For Ashura regular holiday – August 8, 2022
As mentioned in the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, employees covered by regular holidays such as Ashura are entitled to receive 100% of their regular daily wage rate even if they do not report for work. This daily wage rate is the sum of a worker’s daily basic wage and cost of living allowance.
Meanwhile, those who will report for work are entitled to get at least twice or 200% of their daily wage rate, which is more commonly referred to as “double pay.”