Walang Pasok: June 24, Monday, declared a special non-working holiday in Manila (No Work and No Classes in Manila)
Manila, Philippines — The Palace has declared June 24, 2019, Monday as a special non-working day in the capital city of Manila as it marks its 448th founding anniversary.
In Proclamation No. 731, which was released by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, he said that the declaration is to give the people of the City of Manila the “full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”
The proclamation was signed June 4, 2019, but was only released on June 6, 2019, Thursday.
Here’s the official signed copy of Proclamation No. 731 released by Malacañang:
During a special non-working holiday, employees are paid at least 130% of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance.
According to DOLE, a “no work, no pay” rule applies for special non-working holidays. In case the company requires an employee to report for work, or if the employee chooses to go to work, the worker gets full pay plus 30 percent of his/her basic daily rate.
For work done in excess of 8 hours, employees are also entitled to an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.
The City of Manila was established on June 24, 1571, by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi – the first governor-general of the Philippines under the Spanish colonial rule. In 1595, Manila was proclaimed as the capital of the Philippine Islands and became a center of the trans-Pacific silver trade for more than three centuries. The city was also given the title “Distinguished and Ever Loyal City” of Spain by King Philip II.
On June 24, 1976, Manila was established as the Philippines’ capital city by a presidential order.