2016 Holidays in the Philippines

July 21, 2016

If you are an employee of the Philippines, you are probably familiar with the different holidays and time-offs that it can give you. If not, then you should now start to familiarize yourself because these days can offer you rest or bigger pays. Out of all the 365 days of the whole year, some of these days can offer treats that would greatly benefit you. So to cut things short, what are the different holidays that are considered here in the Philippines?

2016 Holidays in the Philippines

Before we get to that, let us first run through the different types of holidays here in our country and how it differs in terms of pay for you.

Regular Holidays are holidays that have fixed dates such as New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, etc. while the Special non-working Holidays are the ones that are more flexible. They can be adjusted by the congress and there can be declarations regarding these holidays.

 

Regular Holidays
Special non-working Holidays
CAME TO WORK
(Daily Rate + COLA) x 2
Daily Rate x 1.3
DID NOT WORK
 Daily Rate + COLA
NO PAY
OVERTIME
(Daily Rate  + COLA) x2 + (Hourly Rate x No. of Excess Hrs. x 2.6)
 (Daily Rate x 1.3) + (Hourly Rate x No. of Excess Hrs. x 1.69)
WORKED ON A REST DAY
(Daily Rate + COLA) x2 + (Daily Rate x 2 x.30) 
(Daily Rate x 1.5)
WORKED OVERTIME ON A REST DAY
(Daily Rate + COLA) x2 + (Daily Rate x .30 x2) + (Hourly Rate x No. of Excess Hrs. x 2.6)
(Daily Rate x 1.5) + (Hourly Rate x No. of Excess Hrs. x 1.95)

COLA – Cost of Living Allowance. 
DATE
DAY
HOLIDAY

August 21st
Sunday
Ninoy Aquino Day
**Special non-working
August 29th
Monday
National Heroes Day
**Regular Holiday
September 11th
Sunday
Eidul Adha

October 31st
Monday
Public Holiday
**Special non-working
November 1st
Tuesday
All Saints Day
**Special non-working
November 30th
Wednesday
Bonfiacio Day

December 24th
Saturday
Christmas Eve
**Special non-working
December 25th
Sunday
Christmas Day
**Regular Holiday
December 30th
Friday
Rizal Day

December 31st
Saturday
New Year’s Eve
**Special non-working


As you can see, I did not include the holidays that are already over, be reminded that days would be different for a different year and in the special non-working holidays, the congress has yet to confirm. This is only to guide you to what days you can have extra pays and for you to set different plans for you.


We certainly hope that we have educated you and that we have fed you information for your own benefit. Have anything to add in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.





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