#WalangPasok – February 24 2024 declared a holiday in Cebu City

#WalangPasok – February 24 2024 declared a holiday in Cebu City

Cebu City will be celebrating its 87th annual Charter Day anniversary this February 24, Saturday. The day is a special non-working holiday throughout the “Queen City of the South” as stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 7287.

This was enacted in 1992, during the term of then-President Corazon Aquino. The full text of RA 7287 can be accessed in this web page.

Cebu City was created through Commonwealth Act No. 58, which was approved with Manuel Quezon serving as President and Sergio Osmena Sr., a Cebuano, as Vice President. February 24, 1937 has since then been recognized as Cebu City’s foundation anniversary.

According to the website of the Cebu City government, then-Interior Secretary Elpidio Quirino represented President Quezon during the event. Quirino also served as president from 1948 to 1953.

Pay Rules for the 87th foundation anniversary of Cebu City – February 24, 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 like this year’s celebration of Cebu City’s foundation anniversary.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in Cebu on February 24 are not due 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 are entitled to receive an additional pay of 30% for every hour that they render service.


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