#WalangPasok – November 4 2023 declared holiday in Quezon Province
The Philippines will be commemorating the 182nd death anniversary of Spanish-era hero Apolinario dela Cruz this November 4, Saturday. The day is a special non-working holiday in his home province Quezon as stipulated in Proclamation 356, which Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin signed in behalf of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
Known as “Hermano Pule,” dela Cruz is immortalized in Philippine history as one of the founders of the Confradia de San Jose. The Confradia was a short-lived religious organization that was established in response to the discriminatory practice of the Catholic Church in the country to disallow Filipinos from becoming parish priests.
Dela Cruz’ repeatedly tried to have the Spanish colonial government recognize the Confradia, but his organization experienced persecution instead. Forced with no other option, dela Cruz and his followers fought off the Spanish military although they were eventually defeated. Dela Cruz was eventually captured, tried, and decapitated.
Pay Rules For Araw ni Hermano Pule – November 4, 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 commemoration of Hermano Pule’s death anniversary in Quezon province.
In line with this, workers who are not required or permitted to work on November 4 in the Quezon 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.