DOLE Issues Holiday Pay Rules for April 9 & Holy Week Holidays

DOLE Reminds Employers of Holiday Pay Rules for April 9 & Holy Week Holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment has issued the holiday pay rules for April 9 and Holy Week holidays.

DOLE Secretary Silvester Bello III reminded the employers of holiday pay rules for the upcoming holidays this month of April. The Philippines will observe the holidays on April 9, 14 and 15.

Based on Labor Advisory No. 8, said that workers who will report to work on April 9, 14 and 15 should receive double pay while employees who will not work are entitled to get 100% of their salary on those days.


Employees who will work overtime during the holidays will be receiving an additional 30% of their hourly rate. Workers who will work on a regular holiday during their rest day are entitled for additional 30% on top of the 200% pay.

Workers working overtime on their rest day should also receive an additional pay.

DOLE also declared April 16 (Black Saturday) as a special non-working day wherein no work, no pay policy will be observed. Those will report to work will receive an additional 30 percent of basic salary for the first eight hours.


Those who will work overtime shall receive an additional 30% of their 130% rate for that day. Employees working on a special holiday shall be paid an additional 50 percent of its basic salary.

Overtime work on rest day means an additional 30% of the worker’s basic wage of 150% during that day.

Here are the holidays this month of April

  • April 9 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
  • April 14 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
  • April 15 – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
  • April 16 – Black Saturday (Special non-working holiday)

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