(UPDATE) Aside from the non-working holiday for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, another holiday has been declared for October.
President Benigno Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 658 declaring October 15 a regular holiday in celebration of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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“[T]he date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body,” the proclamation read.
It added that the declaration was also made upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.
Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. It commemorates Abraham’s sacrifice of his son Ishmael in obedience to God.
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Under the Labor department's pay rules, employees not working on regular holidays are still entitled to 100 percent of their regular daily rate, “provided that they [they were] present, or [were] on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.”
Employees working on a regular holiday that also fall on their rest days, meanwhile, will be entitled to 200 percent of the daily rate for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent for additional hours.
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the …