MANILA -- There will be no additional pay for private-sector workers who will report to work on Sunday (September 8).
According to National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), which is under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), although the day has been declared as a special working holiday, employees will not get additional pay if they report for work on that day.
“When a day is declared a special working holiday, it means that offices are open and schools have classes,” the agency said in a statement Saturday.
“It also means that there is no additional pay for workers who will report to work,” it added.
September 8, was declared as a special working holiday in commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
On August 8, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11370, declaring September 8 of every year as a special working holiday in the country to commemorate the religious occasion.
The Catholic Church celebrates the birthday of Mother Mary every second week of September. She was born in Nazareth, Galilee.
The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in Jerusalem, Israel in the early 6th century.
September 3 was also declared a special working public holiday throughout the country under Republic Act No. 11216, in commemoration of the surrender of the Japanese military forces, led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita, in Baguio City in the aftermath of World War II. (PNA)