September 5 2023 declared holiday in General Santos City for Tuna Festival
General Santos City in South Cotabato will be celebrating the 25th annual Tuna Festival this 5 September 2023, Tuesday.
The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. through Proclamation 320, which was signed last August 18.
Tuna is the best-known product from General Santos City, and the Tuna Festival was first celebrated in 1998. The city was named after General Paulino Santos, a prominent military leader during World War II.
Pay Rules For Tuna Festival 2023 holiday – September 5, 2023
According to the 2023_edition of Department and Labor and Employment’s (DOLE)_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary Benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle should be in effect during special non-working holidays like this year’s celebration of Tuna Festival in General Santos City.
This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in General Santos City, South Cotabato on September 5 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.