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    November 2, December 24 and 31, 2021 are special working holidays

    MANILA, Philippines – May pasok! All Souls’ Day (November 2), Christmas Eve (December 24), and New Year’s Eve (December 31) are special working holidays this year.

    This is based on the revised list of holidays for 2021, released on February 26.

    November 2, December 24 and 31, 2021 are special working holidays

    SPECIAL (WORKING) DAYS

    • November 2 (Tuesday) - All Souls’ Day
    • December 24 (Friday) - Christmas Eve
    • December 31 (Friday) - Last Day of the Year

    Under Proclamation No. 1107, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the purpose of the change from special non-working holiday to special working day is for economic recovery.

    "For the country to recover from the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special working days instead," Proclamation No. 1107 stated.

    The same provision is also true for 2022.

    READ: LIST: Philippine Holidays, Long Weekends in 2022

    DOLE pay rules for special working holidays

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) advisory states that should a worker report for duty, the employee is entitled to receive only his/her daily wage and no premium is required since it is considered an ordinary working day.

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