Philippine Holidays in 2020

With almost 20 public (regular and special non-working) holidays on record, the Philippines - along with Colombia, rank 3rd in the top ten countries in the world with the most number of public holidays.

Yet, this number still excludes the special non-working days in the regions, in observance of their respective founding anniversary, not-to-mention the ones additionally announced by Philippine presidential proclamation on need basis.

The following are the declared holidays for year 2020, per Proclamation No. 845, signed on behalf of the President by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on 15th November 2019:

REGULAR HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day1 Jan  (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan9 Apr (Thursday)
Maundy Thurs9 Apr (Thursday)
Good Friday10 Apr (Friday)
Labor Day1 May  (Friday)
Independence Day12 June (Friday)
Nat’l Heroes Day31 Aug (last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day30 Nov (Monday)
Christmas Day25 Dec (Friday)
Rizal Day30 Dec (Wednesday)
SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS
Chinese New Year25 Jan (Saturday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary25 Feb (Tuesday)
Black Saturday11 April (Saturday)
Ninoy Aquino Day21 August (Friday)
All Saints' Day1 November (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day2 November (Monday)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary8 December (Tuesday)
Additional special (non-working) day24 December (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year31 December (Thursday)

Computing employees’ holiday wages:

According to the information downloaded from Gov.PH – the National Government Portal, the following is how you compute your employees’ holiday pay:

For Regular Holidays

For work done during regular holidays, an employee gets to be paid double – or 200% of his/her regular pay for the first eight hours or [(Daily Rate +COLA) x 200%].

Work done in excess of eight hours (overtime), shall be paid an additional 30% of the employee’s hourly rate or [(Hourly Rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked)].

Meanwhile, work done during these days that also falls on employee’s rest day shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200% or [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Daily rate x 200%)]; while for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime), shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate, or [(Hourly Rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked)].

For Special Non-Working Days

For special (non-working days), the pay rule provide that for work done, an employee shall be paid an additional 30% of his daily rate on the first eight hours or [(Daily Rate x 130%) + COLA].

Work done in excess of eight hours (overtime), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his hourly rate or [(Hourly Rate of the basic daily 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% of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours, or [(Daily Rate x 150%) + COLA]; while for work done in excess of eight hours (overtime), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his hourly rate, or [(Hourly Rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked)].

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Last update: 15 May 2020


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