Is February 1 holiday in the Philippines?


—short answer: YES.

Under Proclamation No 1236, February 1 has been declared a Special Non-working Holiday in the Philippines to celebrate the Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year.

Read the full proclamation document below.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers to pay an additional 30 percent of their employees’ basic wage.

The additional pay will reflect the computation of the basic wage multiplied by 130 percent , on top of the cost of living allowance.

Workers who will render overtime work will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate during the said date, while those who will report on the holidays even on their rest day should be paid an extra 50 percent on the first eight hours of work. 

Meanwhile, those who will work overtime on their day off should also be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate. –

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Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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