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Double pay for private sector workers on Aug. 21 — Dole

Malacañang on Thursday said there would be double pay for workers in the double holidays to be celebrated on Aug. 21, as earlier announced by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said employees were entitled to double pay on Aug. 21, the celebration of Ninoy Aquino Day and the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, which the Palace had declared a special nonworking holiday and a regular holiday, respectively.

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“Dole prevails,” Roque said in a text message after initially announcing that workers were not entitled to double pay.

230-percent pay

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Private sector employees are entitled to receive 230 percent of his or her daily basic wage when they report for work on Aug. 21, a regular holiday falling on a special nonworking day.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded all private sector employers across the country to observe proper pay rules, saying this would lead to more productive and competent employees.

Additional 30 percent

According to Labor Advisory No. 12, a worker shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the daily rate of 200 percent for work done during a regular holiday that also falls on a special day.

For work done in excess of eight hours on that day, a worker shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate, computed as hourly rate.

For work done on that day, which is also the rest day of the employee, a worker shall be paid an additional 50 percent of the daily rate on the first eight hours or work.

For work done in excess of eight hours on that day, which is also the rest day of the worker, he shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on said day.

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If the employee does not work, he shall be paid 100 percent of his salary for that day.

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