#WalangPasok – September 9 2022 declared holiday in Cebu
The nation will be commemorating the 144th birth anniversary of the late former President Sergio Osmeña Sr. this coming September 9.
September 9 is a special non-working holiday in the province of Cebu including all its component cities as mandated by Republic Act (RA) 6953. It is a special working holiday in the rest of the Philippines.
RA 6953 was enacted in May 1990 during the time of then-President Corazon Aquino. Click here to read the full text of RA 6953. This holiday will give Cebuanos a three-day weekend because it falls on a Friday this year.
Pay Rules For Sergio Osmeña day holiday – September 9, 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 Sergio Osmeña’s birth anniversary holiday.
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.