Guide on Holiday Pay in the Philippines
HOLIDAY PAY – Here is a guide on the pays that workers in the Philippines must receive during holidays based on the Labor Law in the country.
There are several regular holidays in the Philippines in a year. These are holidays that are constant every year and they are usually for the commemoration of certain events that are historical or to celebrate the lives of significant individuals in the country’s history. The mandated holiday pay on a regular holidays is 100% of the basic daily pay of the employee.
- No work on a holiday – Based on the Labor Law, the employee receives 100% holiday pay or shall be paid his or her daily wage even without work on the said day.
- Work on a holiday – The employee will receive 100% pay or his or her basic daily salary rate plus his or her wage on the said day.
- Work on a double holiday – There are instances of a double holiday or having two (2) regular holidays falling on the same date. Based on the Labor Law, on this case, the worker who reported to duty is entitled to 200% holiday pay plus his or her wage on the said day.
There are several regular holidays in a year. Here is a list of the regular holidays in the Philippines annually which mark red on the calendar:
- New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)
- Araw ng Kagitingan – April 10 (Monday nearest April 9)
- Maundy Thursday – April 6
- Good Friday – April 7
- Labor Day – May 1 (Monday)
- Independence Day – June 12 (Monday)
- National Heroes Day – August 28 (last Monday of August)
- Bonifacio Day – November 27 (Monday nearest November 30)
- Christmas Day – December 25 (Monday)
- Rizal Day – December 30 (Saturday)
Aside from regular holidays, there are also special non-working days in the Philippines. During these holidays, the holiday pay is equivalent to 30% of the basic daily salary of the worker added to his or her wage on the said day. Here is the list of special non-working days in the country:
- EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Saturday)
- Black Saturday – April 8
- Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Monday)
- All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Wednesday)
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8 (Friday)
- Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Sunday)
- Addition special non-wor
- January 2 (Monday)
- November 2 (Thursday)
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