Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 26 is a Holiday

Good news for Pinoys who complained of fewer holidays this year. They now have a reason to celebrate as a long weekend for the last week of October is coming.

Proclamation No. 488 states that, "Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam,". So the Palace has declared Friday, October 26, 2012, a regular holiday in celebration of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha or Feast of Sacrifice. The date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, adding that Oct. 26 was recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. This announcement raises the number of long weekends this year totaling to four, whilst Proclamation 459 declares 17 holidays.

Under the Labor department's pay rules, employees not working on regular holidays are still entitled to 100 percent of their regular daily rate,  "provided that they were present, or were on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday."

Meanwhile, employees who work on a regular holiday that also fall on their rest days will be entitled to 200 percent of the daily rate for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent for additional hours.

Source: Yahoo News


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