August 15 2023 declared a working holiday in Bulacan
The 145th foundation day anniversary of Bulacan will be commemorated this coming August 15, Tuesday. According to the Center for Bulacan Studies, the province was established in August 15, 1878 by the Spanish colonial government at that time.
Normally, this day should have been declared as a special non-working day by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. Despite this, Governor Daniel Fernando clarified through an official memorandum that this year’s “Araw ng Bulacan” will only be a working holiday.
According to Fernando, the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs or ODESLA under Malacañang has a policy that local government units all over the country should only have two special non-working holidays each this year.
The actor-turned-politician explained that this is to maintain economic productivity and to minimize work disruptions and additional expenses on the side of businesses.
Pay Rules For Araw ng Bulacan – August 15, 2023
According to the 2022 Department of Labor and Employment Handbook on Workers’ Statutory Monetary Benefits, employers are not required to give premium pay because work performed on a special work day like the foundation anniversary of Bulacan this year is considered similar to working on an ordinary workday.