May 21 2024 to be declared holiday in Malabon City?

May 21 2024 to be declared holiday in Malabon City?

Malabon City will be marking its 425th foundation day this May 21, Tuesday.

The day is expected to be declared a special non-working holiday in the city through a presidential proclamation soon just like in previous years. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post when new information becomes available.

According to the Malabon City government’s official website, Malabon was established in May 21, 1599 as a visita or parish together with its neighboring town of Navotas by Augustinian friars. It was originally called “Tambobong,” which is a reference to the “tambo” plants that are endemic to the area.

After the end of Spanish occupation, Malabon became a municipality of the Rizal Province as mandated by Philippine Commission Act No. 137 (1900). It was later reunited with the town of Navotas through Philippine Commission Act No. 942.

By January 6, 1906, Malabon and Navotas were re-established as two distinct towns, and the set-up remained up to the present. Malabon and Navotas, together with the cities of Caloocan and Valenzuela, are now collectively referred to as the “CaMaNaVa” area.

Pay Rules For Araw ng Malabon – May 21, 2024

According to the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, the “no work, no pay” principle will be in effect during special non-working holidays.

In other words, workers who are not required or permitted to work on May 21, 2024 in Malabon City are not entitled to any compensation unless there is a collective bargaining agreement or a company policy that provides for that if the day is declared a special non-working holiday.

Meanwhile, the handbook mentions 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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