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DOLE releases pay rules for Papal Visit special non-working days in NCR on January 15, 16, and 19, 2015


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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said private business employers must observe proper pay rules and core labor standards for their workers on January 15, 16, and 19, 2015 which have been declared under Proclamation No. 936 as special non-working days in Metro Manila due to the much-awaited visit to the Philippines of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Head of the State of the Vatican.

President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 936 on December 22, 2014 through Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr.

“In view of the Proclamation, I enjoin all private sector employers in Metro Manila to observe the proper pay rules for the benefit of their workers,” said Baldoz after she issued Labor Advisory No. 14 Series of 2014 on December 29, 2014.

Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the Labor Advisory states the pay rules applicable for the special non-working days as follows:

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If the employee did not work, the “no-work, no-pay” principle shall apply, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day;

If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(daily rate x 130 percent) + COLA];

If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

If the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his or her daily rate on the first 8 hours of work [(daily rate x 150 percent) + COLA];

If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

Pope Francis’ visit is scheduled from 15 to 19 January 2015. During these dates, the Roman Catholic Church has lined up several religious activities in Manila that pay tribute to and express their faith through a joyful celebration. Filipinos who profess the Catholic faith are expected to join and participate in the five-day celebration as a way of showing support to the Catholic Church and its head.

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