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Pay rules for 2019 holidays out
To guide the employers in the private sector on how wages will be computed
if their workers report for work during declared nationwide holidays for
2019, an advisory prescribing the appropriate determination of holiday pay
was released by the labor department.
Labor Advisory No. 15, series of 2018, provides the computation and proper
wage payments for the 12 regular holidays and nine special (non-working)
days in 2019, declared under Proclamation No. 555, series of 2018, issued
by President Rodrigo Duterte.
In the list of regular holidays are New Year’s Day (January 1), Araw ng
Kagitingan (April 9), Maundy Thursday (April 18), Good Friday (April 19),
Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes Day (August
26), Bonifacio Day (November 30), Christmas Day (December 25), and Rizal
Day (December 30).
Also included are the observance of Muslim holidays such as Eidul Fitr or
celebration of the end of Ramadhan and Eidul Adha or commemoration of the
‘Feast of Sacrifice, the proclamations of which will be issued after the
approximate dates of the Islamic Holidays have been determined in
accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon
Islamic astronomical calculations.
For these holidays, the pay rules state that work done during these days
shall be paid 200 percent of an employee’s wage for the first eight hours
or, [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent]; while for work done in excess of
eight hours (overtime), an additional 30 percent of the employee’s hourly
rate, or [(Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours
worked)] shall be paid.
Meanwhile, work done during these days that also fall on employee’s rest
day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her basic wage of 200
percent, or [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Basic wage x 200%)]; while
for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime), an employee shall be
paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate, or [(Hourly Rate of
the basic wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked)].
If the employee, however, does not report for work during these days,
he/she shall still be paid 100 percent of his/her wage for that day, or
[(Basic wage + COLA) x 100%].
As for the special (non-working days), included in the list are Chinese New
Year (February 5), EDSA People Power Revolution (February 25), Black
Saturday (April 20), Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21), All Saints’ Day
(November 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8), and
Last Day of the Year (December 31).
Added as special (non-working days) are November 2 and December 24, which
according to the Malacañang Proclamation, are made to strengthen family
ties by providing more time to observe their most cherished traditions, All
Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day; and Christmas commemorative activities; as
well as to promote domestic tourism.
The pay rules for these holidays provide that for work done on these days,
an employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her basic wage on
the first eight hours, or [(Basic Wage x 130%) + COLA]; while for work done
in excess of eight hours (overtime), employee shall be paid an additional
30 percent of his/her hourly rate, or [(Hourly Rate of the basic wage x
130% x 130% x number of hours worked)].
For work done during these days that also fall on employee’s rest day,
he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her basic wage on the
first eight hours, or [(Basic wage x 150%) + COLA]; while for work done in
excess of eight hours (overtime), an employee shall be paid an additional
30percent of his/her hourly rate, or [(Hourly Rate of the basic wage x 150%
x 130% x number of hours worked)].
But if the employee does not report for 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.
DOLE deploys new volunteer inspectors
Fifty-seven new volunteer labor inspectors coming from professional groups,
labor organizations, employees associations, and NGOs have received general
authority from Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to participate in
inspecting establishments until the end of 2018.
The 57 deputized inspectors’ authority, which took effect on September 25
and will be valid until December 31, 2018, will help augment DOLE’s
workforce in the strict enforcement of labor laws in various establishments
in the Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas, Northern
Mindanao, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Caraga, and National Capital Region.
The general authority was contained in Administrative Order No. 36-C series
The volunteers are the fifth and sixth batches of social partner inspectors
deployed by DOLE this year.
To date, a total of 215 volunteers had already been issued general
authority to inspect establishments.
The volunteer inspectors coming from DOLE’s social partners may interview
workers in the presence of the DOLE’s labor laws compliance officers and
employers’ representatives, review employment records and attend mandatory
conferences of the assessed establishments. They will be under the direct
supervision and control of DOLE regional directors.
The deployment of volunteer inspectors coming from DOLE’s social partners
is one of the strategies implemented by the Labor Department to assess
about 900,000 establishments’ compliance with general labor standards and
occupational safety and health. DOLE has likewise created additional Labor
Laws Compliance Officers (LLCOs) plantilla positions to beef up its
Deputized inspectors must come from qualified members of legitimate labor
organizations, labor associations, chartered locals, national union or
federation, accredited integrated professional organization/accredited
professional organization, non-government organization, and employer’s
The deputized inspectors will be supervised by LLCOs and function on a
voluntary basis, thus will not be paid for their services.
To be a deputized inspector, one must undergo a comprehensive training on
general labor standards and occupational safety and health and earn a
certification from DOLE.
In the Administrative Order, Bello directed the regional directors to issue
the corresponding authority to assess or inspect target establishments and
workplaces. The authority is coterminous with the validity of the
Administrative Order unless a shorter period is provided by the Regional
The concerned DOLE regional offices shall submit a quarterly report of
inspection activities to the Bureau of Working Conditions that were
participated in by deputized DOLE inspectors from the labor, employer, and
Bello earlier issued Administrative Order No. 164 which sets the
qualifications and requirements for workers to be part of DOLE’s labor laws
compliance assessment team. *###GSR *