#WalangPasok – August 29 2022 is National Heroes Day
Filipinos nationwide will be enjoying a three-day weekend later this month as the Philippines celebrate the annual National Heroes Day (Pambansang Araw ng mga Bayani).
This year, the day falls on August 29, Monday. It is a regular holiday as listed in former President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1136, which he signed August of last year.
The last week of August is significant in Philippine history because it was around this time when hero Andres Bonifacio and members of the Katipunan began the revolution against the Spanish colonial government in 1896.
Pay Rules for 29 August 2022 – National Heroes Day
The 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits can be downloaded here. Meanwhile, those who will report for work on National Heroes Day 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 National Heroes Day, which is most likely 26 August 2022.