#WalangPasok – November 4 2023 declared holiday in Bohol

#WalangPasok – November 4 2023 declared holiday in Bohol

The Philippines will be commemorating the 127th birth anniversary of the late former President Carlos P. Garcia this coming November 4, Saturday.

November 4 is a special non-working holiday in Bohol, Garcia’s home province, as stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 7448 which was enacted in April 1992 during the time of then-President Corazon Aquino.

Osmeña served as congressman, governor, and senator prior to being elected Vice President in 1953 as the running-mate of Ramon Magsaysay. He became president in March 1957 when Magsaysay was killed in a plane crash. Garcia won his own term as President by November 1957, and his administration became best known for the implementation of austerity programs and the Filipino First Policy.

Garcia however lost his bid for a second term in 1961 against then-Vice President Diosdado Macapagal. Ten years later, he was elected as a delegate for the 1971 Constitutional Convention (CONCON) and was even chosen to be its president but he died merely two weeks after taking his oath.

Pay Rules For Carlos P. Garcia Day – 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.

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