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Cebu News

July 6 a holiday to mark Eid’l Fitr

The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - Malacañang has declared July 6 a non-working holiday nationwide in observance of Eid'l Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 6, s. 2016 yesterday.

Based on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)'s statement last year, the following pay rules shall apply for this regular holiday:

 1. If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100%];

 2. For work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%];

 3. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day  [(Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];

 4. For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her daily rate of 200 percent [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%] + [30% (Daily Rate x 200%)]; and

 5. For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

According to gov.ph, the official site of the national government, rules shall apply to all employees except those of the government and any of the political subdivision, including government-owned and controlled corporation; those of retail and service establishments regularly employing less than ten (10) workers; domestic helpers and persons in the personal service of another; managerial employees as defined in Book Three of the Omnibus Rules to Implement the Labor Code of the Philippines; field personnel and other employees whose time and performance is unsupervised by the employer including those who are engaged on task or contract basis, purely commission basis, or those who are paid a fixed amount for performing work irrespective of the time consumed in the performance thereof.

In 2002, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo proclaimed Eid'l Fitr a national holiday to promote compassion and peace among the various religions in the Philippines.

Eid al-Fitr, which means the "festival of breaking of the fast," is an important world-wide celebration of Muslims that marks the end of Islamic holy month of fasting.   (FREEMAN)

 

 

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