DAY OF SHUHADA – March 18 2024 declared holiday in parts of Mindanao

DAY OF SHUHADA – March 18 2024 declared holiday in parts of Mindanao

Muslim Filipinos will be joining their brothers and sisters all over the world in celebrating the Day of Shuhada this 18 March 2024.

This is a special non-working holiday in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) according to Proclamation #5 signed by Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim last December 2023. The holiday will give the residents of BARMM a three-day weekend because the holiday falls on a Monday this year.

The BARMM territory includes the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu archipelago, Tawi-Tawi as well as 63 villages in the Cotabato province.

Pay Rules for the Day of Shuhada holiday – March 18, 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 Day of Shuhada.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in the aforementioned areas in Mindanao on March 18 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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