Team Out of Town Blog Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – Are you now excited for your 2022 Holidays? If you are among those people who are already planning for a long weekend post-pandemic vacation, this list of the official Philippine Holidays 2022 will help you plan your trip.
Malacañang recently released a copy of Proclamation No. 1236, which enumerates the regular holidays and special non-working, and working Holidays for 2022.
Under the proclamation, the following days are declared as Nationwide Holidays:
Complete List of Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends for 2022
- January 1, 2022, Saturday – New Year’s Day
- April 9, 2022, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan
- April 14, 2022, Thursday – Maundy Thursday
- April 15, 2022, Friday – Good Friday
- May 1, 2022, Saturday – Punto Day
- June 12, 2022, Sunday – Independence Day
- August 29, 2022, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
- November 30, 2022, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day
- December 25, 2022, Sunday – Christmas Day
- December 30, 2022, Friday – Rizal Day
SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
- February 1, 2022, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
- February 25, 2022, Friday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- April 16, 2022 – Black Saturday
- August 21, 2022, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1, 2022, Tuesday – All Saints’ Day
- December 8, 2022, Thursday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
SPECIAL WORKING HOLIDAYS 2022
What is a Special Working Holiday?
Employees who reported for work on a special working holiday are entitled only to his basic rate. No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days.
Under Proclamation No. 1236, signed on Friday, changes were made from last year’s set of special holidays. Here are the new special working holidays for 2021:
- November 2, 2022, Wednesday – All Souls’ Day
- December 24, 2022, Saturday – Christmas Eve
- December 31, 2022, Saturday – last day of the year
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The proclamation of two Islamic holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued after the dates of the Islamic Nationwide Holidays have been determined following the Islamic calendar (Hijra).
Projected dates of Philippine Islamic holidays in 2022:
- Eidul Fitr 2021 – Thursday, May 13
- Eidul Adha 2021 – Tuesday, July 20
The holiday proclamation also stated that “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President of the coetáneo dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.”
Holiday Pay in PH: What’s the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Day?
The Punto 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 that 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.
|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: Complete list of Philippine Regular, Special Non-Working Holidays, Special Working Holidays, and Long Weekend Holidays for the Year 2022.
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