#WalangPasok – July 15 2023 declared holiday in Cordillera Region

#WalangPasok – July 15 2023 declared holiday in Cordillera Region

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will be celebrating its 36th foundation anniversary this July 15, Saturday.

The day is a special non-working holiday in all provinces under the region as mandated by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr’s Proclamation 250, which Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin signed on his behalf last June 5. The full text of the proclamation can be downloaded here.

There are six provinces under CAR: Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mt. Province plus the chartered city of Baguio. The region was created in compliance with Executive Order 220, which was signed by then-President Corazon Aquino on July 15, 1987.


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.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in Cordillera region on 15 July 2023 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.

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