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November 1 & 2, 2013 Special Non-Working Holidays Declared

There will be additional special holidays and extra pay that awaits Filipino workers nationwide as the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) announced on Sunday, October 13, that workers can enjoy two more non-working holidays on November 1 and November 2, 2013.

Related Article: November 1 and 2, 2013 Holiday Pay Rules

All Saints Day Holiday

According to NWPC, workers who will report for work during the All Saints Day on November 1, 2013 and the All Souls’ Day on November 2, 2013 are entitled to receive an additional 30 percent on top of their daily rate.

Related Article: NLEX Preparations for All Saints Day (Undas 2013)

All workers who will render more than eight hours of work or those who decide for overtime will get another 30 percent or a total of 160 percent. For those who supposed to enjoy a rest day or day-off but are required to work on November 1 and 2, they will get an additional 50 percent for the first eight hours of work and another 30 percent in overtime.

Although all workers who will work in the said November 1 and November 2 special non-working holidays, the no-work, no-pay rule will be applied during the two special non-working holidays unless there is a company policy providing extra, during holidays.

Aside from the announcement made by the NWPC for the November 1 and 2 special non-working holidays, they have reminded employers to provide extra holiday pay for workers who will report on Tuesday, October 15, a non-working regular holiday in celebration of the Muslim’s Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha.

Employees who will work tomorrow are entitled to receive their daily regular pay even if they choose not to report for work. For those who will work they will receive a double pay.

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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