#WalangPasok – 24 November 2023 declared holiday in Dumaguete City
Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental will be celebrating its 75th Charter Anniversary this November 24, Friday. It is a special non-working holiday in Dumaguete City as stipulated in Republic Act 7253 which was enacted during the time of then-President Corazon Aquino.
Pay Rules For Dumaguete City Charter Day – November 24, 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 Dumaguete City Charter Day.
In line with this, workers who are not required or permitted to work on November 24 in Dumaguete City 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.