#WalangPasok – March 27 2024 declared a holiday in San Juan City

#WalangPasok – March 27 2024 declared a holiday in San Juan City

San Juan City will be celebrating its 117th foundation anniversary this March 27. The day is a special non-working holiday in the city as stipulated in Republic Act 7669. This was enacted in 1994, during the term of then-President Fidel Ramos.

This holiday will give most of those working and studying in San Juan City a five-day weekend because this year’s “Araw ng San Juan” coincides with Holy Wednesday this year.

San Juan became an independent municipality through Philippine Commission Act 1625 which was enacted in March 27, 1907. It was converted into a highly urbanized city in 2007. The Philippine Commission served as a unicameral legislative body during the first two decades of American colonization.

Pay Rules for the Araw ng San Juan holiday – March 27, 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 San Juan City’s foundation anniversary.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in San Juan City on March 27 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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