Holiday Pay: How Much Will You Get on Bonifacio Day, a Regular Holiday?

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(SPOT.ph) Filipinos on Wednesday, November 30, will once again observe Bonifacio Day, a time to commemorate the sacrifices and heroism of Katipunan leader Andres Bonifacio more than a century ago.

Bonifacio Day has been declared as a regular holiday all throughout the Philippines, which simply means it is usually observed on a fixed date, like Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Araw ng Kagitingan.

Since Bonifacio Day is a regular holiday, working Filipinos may choose to not go to work in order to join activities to commemorate Bonifacio's heroism or simply take a break.

The Department of Labor and Employment has released an advisory for the proper payment of wages of those who will render work on Bonifacio Day, which also applies to regular holidays that fall on a working day.

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Guidelines on wage payment for Bonifacio Day

If you choose not to work on Bonifacio Day, you will still be paid 100% of your wage for that day, provided that you worked or were on leave of absence with pay on the day immediately preceding the regular holiday, which is Tuesday, November 29. 

If November 29 is a non-working day in your workplace or your scheduled rest day, you will still be entitled to holiday pay if you worked or were on leave of absence with pay on the day immediately preceding your non-working or rest day.

If you render work on Bonifacio Day, you will be paid 200% of your wage for the first eight hours.

For overtime work, you will be paid an additional 30% of your hourly rate, computed as (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% 130% x number of hours worked).

If you worked on Bonifacio Day but it's also your rest day, you will be paid an additional 30% of your basic wage of 200%, computed as (basic wage x 200% x 130%).

For overtime work on Bonifacio Day that also falls on your rest day, you will be entitled to additional 30% of your hourly rate on the said day, computed as (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

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After Bonifacio Day, three more regular and non-working holidays are scheduled:

Regular Holidays:

  • Sunday, December 25 (Christmas)
  • Friday, December 30 (Rizal Day)

Special Non-Working Holiday:

  • Thursday, December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 
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