Rights, Duties and Benefits          
  Issue: June 2007  
All about working and non-working holidays


What are considered special holidays?

Executive Order No. 203 lists down two (2) special days:

  • All Saints Day - November 1
  • Last day of the year - December 31

What is the rule in case of absence during successive regular holidays?
The rule in case of successive regular holidays is as follows: An employee may not be paid for both holidays if he absents himself from work on the day immediately preceding the first holiday, unless he works on the first holiday, in which case, he is entitled to his holiday pay on the second holiday.
What is the rule in case two regular holidays fall on the same day?

If two regular holidays fall on the same day the compensation is as follows: If employee did not work: 200% of basic pay: if the employee worked: 300% of basic pay.

Partial Listing of Regular Holidays / Special Non-Working and Working Holidays for 2007

New Year's Day January 1
Maundy Thursday April 5
Good Friday April 6
Black Saturday - Special (non-working) Day April 7
Araw ng Kagitingan April 9
Labor Day May 1
Independence Day (Working day) June 12
Non-working Holiday June 11 (Monday)
All Saints' Day November 1
Special (non-working) Day November 2
Bonifacio Day November 30
Special (non-working) Day December 24
Christmas Day December 25
National mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and other victims of the Philippine Revolution December 30

Other holidays:

June 24 Manila Day
August 10 Prophet’s Ascension (Muslim)
August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day
August 26 National Heroes’ Day
August 27 Special holiday (National Heroes’ Day)
October 13 Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)

[Source: www.dole.gov.ph]