April 9 Holiday (Araw ng Kagitingan 2013) Pay Rules - DOLE

April 9, 2013, known as Araw ng Kagitingan, is a regular holiday nationwide. The celebration was first observed when the late President Cory Aquino promulgated in 1987 Executive Order No. 203 to honor and remember the gallantry and valor of Filipinos during World War II.

Araw ng Kagitingan

The Department of Labor and Employment urged private sector employers to observe the proper pay rules and applicable core labor standards.

In a press release, Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Friday: “I call on the country’s employers in the private sector to voluntary comply with core labor standards to ensure the social protection of our workers during this regular holiday.”

Based on existing implementing guidelines, the pay rules are as follows:
  • If an employee did not work, he/she shall be paid 100 percent of his/her salary for that day. The COLA is included in the computation of holiday pay. Sample computation: [(Daily rate + COLA) x 100%];
  • If an employee worked, he/she shall be paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours. The COLA is also included in the computation of holiday pay. Sample computation: [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%].
  • If an employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Sample computation: [Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];
  • If an employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate of 200 percent. Sample computation: [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%]+ (30% [Daily rate x 200%)]; and
  • If an employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Sample computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).
The DOLE announcement has eliminated confusion about the holiday. Earlier, there were fake reports that Araw ng Kagitingan was moved to April 8, Monday.