#WalangPasok – September 15 2022 declared holiday in Bulacan
The country will be marking the 124th anniversary of the inauguration of the Malolos Congress or the Anibersaryo ng Kongreso ng Malolos this September 15.
The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the province of Bulacan by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. by virtue of Proclamation 40. You can read the full text of Proclamation 40 below this post. September 15 this year falls on a Thursday.
The inauguration of the Malolos Congress is significant in Philippine history because the delegates there were also the ones who drafted the 1899 Malolos Constitution, which was promulgated January 1899. This constitution served as the basic law of the First Philippine Republic under President Emilio Aguinaldo.
Prior to this, Bulacan had two special non-working holidays from August: the province marked its foundation day last August 15 while it commemorated revolutionary propagandist Marcelo del Pilar’s birth anniversary day last August 30.
Pay Rules For Araw ng Kongreso ng Malolos holiday – September 15, 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 Araw ng Kongreso ng Malolos anniversary.
This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in Bulacan on September 15 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.