#WalangPasok – January 9 2024 holiday in Manila
UPDATED, 4 JANUARY 2024
Millions are expected to flock to Manila this 9 January 2024, Tuesday, as the nation celebrates the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. The theme for this year’s “traslacion” is “Ibig Po Naming Makita si Hesus” which is derived from John 12:21.
In connection with this, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has declared the day as a special non working-holiday throughout the city through Proclamation 434.
Keep in mind that certain school may also announce class suspensions for January 8. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post if new information becomes available.
Pay Rules For Feast of the Black Nazarene – 9 January 2024
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.
In line with this, workers who are not required or permitted to work on January 9, 2024 in Manila 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.