#WalangPasok – October 20 2023 declared holiday in Leyte

#WalangPasok – October 20 2023 declared holiday in Leyte

The nation will be commemorating the 79th anniversary of the historic “Battle of Leyte Gulf” this October 20, Friday.

The day is a special non-working holiday in the province of Leyte as stipulated in Republic Act 1745, which was enacted into law in 1957 during the term of then-President Carlos P. Garcia. The full text of RA 1745 can be accessed here.

Pay Rules For Leyte Landing Holiday – October 20, 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 the anniversary of Leyte landing.

In line with this, workers who are not required or permitted to work on October 20 in Leyte are not entitled 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 must receive an additional pay of 30% for every hour that they render service.

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