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August 6 is a special non-working holiday in Cebu Province

Cebu City, Philippines. Tomorrow, August 6, is a Special Non-Working Holiday in the entire Province of Cebu.

With this, DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton reminded employers to follow the rules to pay, adding that workers reporting to work tomorrow should receive the correct rate on said holiday.

Workers who will be asked to render work on Special Non-Working Holiday must be paid an additional 30% of their basic wage on the first eight (8) hours of work.

For work done in excess of 8 hours or overtime work, she continued, workers must be paid an additional 30% of their daily rate on said day.

Director Siaton cautioned employers to be careful in their computation especially for workers who would work on a special non-working holiday, which also falls on their rest day.

In this case, she said, workers must be paid an additional 50% of their daily wage on the first 8 hours of work.

But for work done in excess of 8 hours or overtime work during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they should be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

She reminded the workers though that the principle of “No Work, No Pay,” shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special non-working day.

Republic Act No. 7698 is also known as An Act Declaring August Six of Every Year a Special Non-Working Public Holiday in the Province of Cebu.




For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel SenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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