DOLE reminds employers of special non-working holiday pay rules

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES — DOLE reminded employers on Sunday about employees getting premium pay during special non-working holidays through the Labor Advisory No. 3, Series of 2022 issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

The advisory was issued in accordance with Proclamation No. 1236 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, 2021, declaring regular, special working, and special non-working holidays for the year 2022. The Labor Advisory serves as a reminder for two special non-working holidays in February:

  • Chinese New Year on February 1
  • EDSA Revolution Day on February 25

The “no work, no pay” principle applies to employees who will not work unless there are company policies, practices, or agreements that grant payment on special non-working days.

Those who report to work should get an additional 30% of their basic wage for the first 8 hours of work. The additional pay computation should be Basic Wage multiplied by 130% plus cost of living allowance.



Moreover, employers should pay an additional 30% of their employee’s hourly rate for overtime work.

Meanwhile, employees who work on a special non-working holiday that also falls on their rest day are paid an additional 50% of their basic wage for the first 8 hours and additional 30% of their hourly rate for overtime work.

List of Special Working/Non-Working Holidays in 2022

Below is a list of special non-working holidays in 2022:

  • Chinese New Year, February 1 (Tuesday)
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary, February 25 (Friday)
  • Black Saturday, April 16
  • Ninoy Aquino Day, April 21 (Sunday)
  • All Saints’ Day, November 1 (Tuesday)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, December 8 (Thursday)

Below is a list of special working holidays in 2022:




  • All Soul’s Day, November 2 (Wednesday)
  • Christmas Eve, December 24 (Saturday)
  • Last Day of the Year, December 31 (Saturday)

— WhatALife!

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