BLACK SATURDAY – March 30 2024 declared a special non-working holiday

BLACK SATURDAY – March 30 2024 declared a special non-working holiday

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has declared Black Saturday, which this year falls on 30 March 2024, as a special non-working holiday.

This is stipulated in Proclamation 368, which was released last October 2023. Proclamation 368 lists the nationwide holidays for 2024 and you can read more about it here.

According also to this proclamation, Maundy Thursday (March 28) and Good Friday (March 29) are regular holidays all over the Philippines. Meanwhile, Holy Wednesday, which falls on March 27, is a regular working day.

According to the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle will be in effect on Black Saturday because it has been declared a special non-working holiday.

In other words, workers who are not required or permitted to work on March 30, 2024 are not entitled to any compensation unless there is a collective bargaining agreement or a company policy that provides for that.

Meanwhile, the handbook mentions that employees who work during special non-working days like Black Saturday are entitled to receive an additional pay of 30% for every hour that they render service.


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