Halfway of the month of August 2016, Malacanang has already released the list of regular and special non-working holidays in 2017.
The following are declared National Regular Holidays as stated under Proclamation 50:
New Year’s Day – Jan 1 (Sunday)
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday – April 13
Good Friday – April 14
Labor Day – May 1 (Monday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Monday)
National Heroes Day – August 28 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Thursday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Monday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Saturday)
On the other hand, the following are declared Special (Non-working) Holidays:
Chinese New Year – January 28 (Saturday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Saturday)
Black Saturday – April 15
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Monday)
All Saints Day – November 1 (Wednesday)
Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Sunday)
Additional Special (non-working Holiday) – October 31 (Tuesday)
DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) mandates that along with the schedule of regular and special non-working holidays for 2017, holiday pay rules must also be implemented:
1. If the day is the employee’s regular workday:
a. If the employee worked on that day, he is entitled to get 200% of his basic wage for the first eight (8) hours. For additional hours must add 30% of his hourly rate on the said day. If the employee didn’t work on that day, he is entitled to get 100% of his daily rate, provided that he was present or on leave with pay on the workday immediately before the holiday.
2. If the day is the employee’s rest day:
a. If the employee worked on that day, he is entitled to get 200% plus 30% of his daily rate for the first 8 hours of work. Another 30% must be added on his daily rate for additional hours at work. If the employee didn’t work on that day, he is entitled to 100% of his daily rate, provided that he was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately before the holiday.
3. If the day immediately before the holiday is a non-working holiday in your establishment or the scheduled rest day of the employee, he shall not be considered on leave of absence on that day, in which case he shall be entitled to the holiday pay.