#WalangPasok – Pay rules for June 28 2023 Eid’l Adha national holiday
President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has declared 28 June 2023, Wednesday, as a national holiday in connection with Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice for Muslims.
The announcement, which was made through Proclamation 258, described Eid’l Adha as “one of the greatest feasts of Islam being celebrated by worldwide.”
“Following the 1444 Hijrah Islamic Lunar Calendar, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that 28 June 2023, Wednesday, be declared a national holiday, in observance of Eid’l Adha,” the proclamation further noted.
Eid’l Adha is an annual national holiday in the country as mandated by Republic Act (RA) 9849, which was signed in 2009 by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The full text of RA 9849 can be accessed here.
Eid’l Adha, according to RA 9849, has great significance because it is the tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca “wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.”
Pay Rules For Eid’l Adha national holiday – June 28, 2023
As mentioned in the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, employees covered by the holiday pay rule are entitled to receive 100% of their regular daily wage rate even if they do not report for work on regular holidays like the Eid’l Adha. 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 on this regular holiday are entitled to get at least twice or 200% of their daily wage rate, which is more commonly referred to as “double pay.”