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Complete List of Official Holidays for 2016 (and How to Compute your Holiday Pay)

The government has announced, through Proclamation 1105, the official public holidays — regular holidays, special non-working holiadys, and special days — for 2016. To the extent relevant to employers and workers alike, the differences between regular holidays and special non-working holidays are discussed in a separate post, Computation of Holiday Pay. Also, based on experience in the past years, new dates for existing holidays or more holidays are declared in the course of the year, so drop by and check this list because we will definitely update it.

Here’s the full list of 2016 holidays:

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2015 Holidays: More Long Weekends

We’ve noted the policy shift under President Aquino, avoiding the previous administration’s “holiday economics” (moving holidays to Friday or Monday in order to have more long weekends). People can plan ahead to take trips during long weekends and the cycle of expenditures stimulate the economy. At least that’s how the theory goes. Holiday economics, of course, is provided by law, which is why former President Arroyo’s decision to move holidays to the nearest Fridays/Mondays was not surprising. Next year, 2015, the Philippines will enjoy more long weekends — not because of a conscious policy move, but by sheer coincidence. More holidays fall on a Friday or Monday. Here’s the full list of official Philippine holidays for 2015 (per Proclamation 831): Continue reading

Republic Act 9849: Eidul Adha Holiday

Republic Act No. 9849

AN ACT DECLARING THE TENTH DAY OF ZHUL HIJJA, THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7, BOOK I OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987, AS AMENDED

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Republic Act 9492: Philippine Holidays

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9492

AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7, BOOK I OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Continue reading