Pinoys who complained about this year's fewer long weekends, listen up: There's one long weekend in the last week of October.
The Palace has declared Oct. 26, Friday, a regular holiday in celebration of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
"[E]idul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam," Proclamation No. 488 said.
It commemorates Abraham's sacrifice of his son Ishmael in obedience to God.
"[T]he date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia's highest religious body," the Palace said, adding the Oct. 26 was recommended by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.
The announcement raises the number of long weekends to four this year, following Proclamation 459 which declared 17 holidays, three of them extending weekends.
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.
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