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DOLE announces pay rules for APEC holidays in NCR


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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced the pay rules from November 18 to 19, 2015, which have been declared as special non-working days in the National Capital Region (NCR) due to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.

pay rules for APEC holidays in NCR


In line with this, DOLE also reminds private business employers to observe proper pay rules which shall apply for private sector workers in NCR:
  • 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).

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, upon issuing Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2015, urged all private school employers to comply with the following pay rules which covers all teaching and non-teaching personnel private schools:

If the employee did not work:


  • He/she will not be paid, unless there is a favourable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on 17-20 November; and
  • When the employee has accrued leave credits, he/she may be allowed to utilize such leave so that he/she will have compensation on said days.

If the employee worked:

  • No additional pay is given to the employee, but only their salary on said day.


“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.

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