How to Compute Holiday Pay in the Philippines

Beset by queries every time a Presidential Proclamation or a law is enacted by Congress which declares certain days either as a regular holiday, a special day or a special working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the following guidelines (Memorandum Circular No. 01 dated 08 March 2014) for holiday pay computation to be observed by all employers in the private sector:

1. Regular Holidays

For regular holidays as provided for under EO 203 (incorporated in EO 292) as amended by RA 9177:

New Year’s Day
January 1
Maundy Thursday
Movable Date
Good Friday Movable Date
Araw ng Kagitingan April 9
Labor Day May 1
Independence Day June 12
National Heroes Day Last Sunday of August
Bonifacio Day November 30
Eidul Fitr Movable Date
Christmas Day December 25
Rizal Day December 30

 

the following rules shall apply:

If it is an employee’s regular workday

If unworked – 100%

If worked

1st 8 hours – 200%
excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

If it is an employee’s rest day

If unworked – 100%

If worked

1st 8 hours – plus 30% of 200%

excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

 2. Special Non-Working Days

For declared special days such as Special Non-Working Day, Special Public Holiday, Special National Holiday, in addition to the two (2) nationwide special days (November 1, All Saints Day and December 31, Last Day of the Year) listed under EO 203, as amended, the following rules shall apply:

If unworked

No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked.

If worked

1st 8 hours – plus 30% of the daily rate of 100%
excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

Falling on the employee’s rest day and if worked

1st 8 hours – plus 50% of the daily rate of 100%
excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

 3. Special Working Holidays

For those declared as special working holidays, the following rules shall apply:

For work performed, an employee is entitled only to his basic rate. No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days.

Source: dole.gov.ph

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