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4:31 pm on 24 December 2022, Saturday
By Ryan Louis Mantilla
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will implement a "no work, no pay" policy on dates declared as special non-working holidays, including December 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023.
DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma stated that those who report for work on both days would be paid an extra 30 percent of their daily salary.
Likewise, those who will not report to work will not receive payment "unless there is a different company policy," according to Laguesma.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. previously declared December 26 a special non-working holiday.
Also called Proclamation No. 115, the signed proclamation aims to give Filipinos "longer weekends," encouraging "families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment."
Through Proclamation 90, on the other hand, Marcos declared January 2, 2023, a special non-working day "in consideration of the Filipino tradition of visiting relatives and spending time with their families."
An employee shall be paid 200 percent of the daily salary for the first eight hours of the usual holidays of Christmas Day and New Year's, as well as an extra 30 percent of the hourly rate for overtime duty.
For the past two years, December 24 and 31 have been designated as special working days to allow the country to recover from the negative economic impact of COVID-19.