ZAMBOANGA CITY— Following Malacañan Palace’s declaration of June 5 (Eid’l Fítr) and 12, 2019 (Independence Day) as regular holidays pursuant to Proclamation Nos 729 and 555, the Department of Labor and Employment issued Labor Advisory No. 08 which enumerates the rules for payment of wages to workers on said dates.

Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said in an interview that employers are to observe the pay rules as follows:

“If an employee did not work, he/she shall be paid the 100% of his/her salary for that day, subject to certain conditions under the implementing rules and regulations [(Daily rate + COLA) x 100%];

For work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%];

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day [Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];

For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200% [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Daily rate x 200%)]; and

For work done in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200 % x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).“

Director Domingo also advised workers who are faced with underpayment and non-payment of proper wages to report such to the DOLE. They may reach the office thru the following hotline numbers: (062) 991-3376 / 991-2673 and 0917-7244334. END/

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