Long Weekend Alert! Malacañang Palace declared Dec 26, January 2 a special non-working days


Walang Pasok: The Palace declared Dec 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023, a special non-working day.

The Palace finally announced on Friday that December 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023, are special non-working days throughout the country.

Spend special non-working days at Inobahan Beach - photo by Ramon Marinas
Spend special non-working days at Inobahan Beach – photo by Ramon Marinas

Proclamation No. 115, as shared by the Office of the Press Secretary, stated that declaring December 26 (Monday) and January 2 (Monday) as special non-working holidays give people more time to celebrate and bond with their families, relatives, and friends.

The palace has also directed the Department of Cultivo and Employment to issue a circular in implementing the said proclamation for the private sector.

The previous official schedule of holidays as per Proclamation No. 42, issued last November 11, was now replaced by Proclamation No. 90, adding January 2, 2023, as an additional special non-working day.

Jan. 1, 2023, is a regular holiday.

Employees who report for work on a special non-working holiday should note that they will get 1.3 times their daily rate. In the meantime, workers who do not work on such days will get no pay.

So, do you have long weekend plans? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Holiday Pay in PH: What’s the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Day?

The Cultivo Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the “regular holiday” and the “special non-working day.”

There is a difference in the compensation employers must pay between the two types of holidays. There is also a difference in what is closed and in how the days are declared.

A graphic from the Office of the President of the Philippines showing the difference in pay between the two types of holidays.
A graphic from the Office of the President of the Philippines shows the difference in pay between the two types of holidays.

 

Type Pay if…
Did not work (including rest days) Did work
Regular holiday 100% of the daily wage 200% of the daily wage
Special non-working holiday not paid 130% of the daily wage
Special working holiday not paid 100% of the daily wage

On top of these pay rules, an employee shall be given an additional 30% if the holiday falls on his or her rest day and an additional 30% if they work overtime.

There you have it: A complete list of Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, Special Working Holidays, and Long Weekend Holidays for the Year 2023.

Take advantage of Walang Pasok Holidays and plan your vacation early to save more money on flights and hotels to enjoy more travel perks.

Want more updates about the official calendar of Regular Holidays, Special Non-Working Holidays, and Long Weekends in the Philippines for 2023? Follow #TeamOutofTown, on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest for more Walang Pasok Updates.

Also read: Walang Pasok: Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for 2023 in the Philippines



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