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Proclamation No. 845 on the Philippine Holidays 2020

On November 15, 2019, President Duterte passed Proclamation No. 845, which designates the Philippine holidays, specifically regular and special non-working days, for the year 2020. They are:

01 January 2020, Wednesday – New Year’s Day (regular holiday)
25 January 2020, Saturday  – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
25 February 2020, Tuesday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (Special non-working day)
09 April 2020, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (regular holiday)
09 April 2020 – Maundy Thursday (regular holiday)
10 April 2020 – Good Friday (regular holiday)
11 April 2020 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
01 May 2020, Friday – Labor Day (regular holiday)
12 June 2020, Wednesday – Independence Day (regular holiday)

June 2020 – Eidl Fitr -actual date to be confirmed (regular holiday)
21 August 2020, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
31 August 2020, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day (regular holiday)
August 2020 – Eidl Adha -actual date to be confirmed (regular holiday)
01 November 2020, Sunday – All Saints’ Day (Special non-working day)
02 November 2020, Monday – Additional Special non-working day
30 November 2020, Monday – Bonifacio Day (regular holiday)
08 December 2020, Tuesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Special non-working day)
24 December 2020, Thursday – Additional Special non-working day
25 December 2020, Friday – Christmas Day (regular holiday)
30 December 2020, Wednesday – Rizal Day (regular holiday)
31 December 2020, Thursday – last day of the year (Special non-working day)

Benefits and Premium Pay for 2020 Philippine Holidays

For regular holidays mentioned above, the Philippine Labor Code, as amended, states that employees are paid their daily wage for such day even if they do not come to work. If they work on a regular holiday, the employees are entitled to double their daily rate. The daily rate is computed based on a factor rate that the company uses. The factor rate takes into account the total number of days worked by the employee and his or her annual compensation.

For special non-working days, the principle of “no work, no pay” shall apply. Thus, if the company follows the holiday, the employee is not entitled to receive salary for that special non-working holiday. However, if an employee comes to work on a special non-working day, there must be a premium of 30% added to his daily rate.

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