#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for March 8 2024

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for March 8 2024

Davao de Oro will be celebrating its 26th foundation anniversary this March 8.

The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the province as stipulated in President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s Proclamation 481. The holiday will give those studying and working in Davao de Oro a three-day weekend because the holiday falls on a Friday this year.

March 8 is also known as the International Women’s Day. The day has been declared as special working holiday according to Republic Act 6969. While there had been attempts in the past two decades to have the day declared as a special non-working holiday, it has not succeeded so far.

Pay Rules for the Davao de Oro foundation anniversary – March 8, 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 Davao de Oro’s foundation anniversary.

This means that workers who are not required or permitted to work in Davao de Oro on March 8 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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