#WalangPasok – November 27 2023 declared holiday for Bonifacio Day
The 160th birth anniversary of revolutionary leader and national hero Andres Bonifacio will be commemorated this November 30, Thursday.
Nevertheless, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has declared November 27, Monday, as a national holiday through Proclamation 90 which he signed last year. This is in line with the administration’s “holiday economics” policy where certain holidays are moved to Monday to create a three-day weekend which is intended to boost local economy by encouraging public spending.
With Marcos’ proclamation, November 30 this year will just be a regular working day. The Philippines first celebrated Bonifacio Day as a national holiday in 1921 after the Philippine Legislature passed Act #2946.
Pay Rules For Bonifacio Day holiday – November 27, 2023
According to the 2023_edition of Department and Labor and Employment’s (DOLE)_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, employees are entitled to receive 100% of their regular wage rate even if they did not report for work on national holidays like Bonifacio Day.
However, they need to be present or should be on leave of absence with pay on the work day immediately preceding the holiday.
This means that those who will not report for work on November 27 will not be paid for the Bonifacio Day holiday unless they are on official leave. Meanwhile, those who will be working on November 30 will get twice or 200% of their regular daily wage – also known as “double pay.”