The Malacanang Palace released last week the list of holidays for the year 2018. Under Proclamation No.269, two non-working holidays are added to the list, November 2, to provide more time for the traditional celebration of All Saint’s Day and All Souls’s Day and December 24, to fortify family ties and promote domestic tourism as well.
The Labor Code of the Philippines designates two types of holidays with different computation of daily rates of the employee. For those who prefer to work during REGULAR HOLIDAY should be paid 200 percent of the sum of their basic daily salary rate while employees who work on SPECIAL NON-WORKING DAY are paid at least 130 percent of their basic daily salary.
Here is the list of 2018 Holidays
Date Holiday Types of Holidays
January 01 New Year’s Day Regular Holiday
February 16 Chinese New Year Special Non-working day
February 25 EDSA People Revolution Special Non-working day
March 29 Maundy Thursday Regular Holiday
March 30 Good Friday Regular Holiday
March 31 Black Saturday Special Non-working day
April 09 Araw ng Kagitingan Regular Holiday
May 01 Labor Day Regular Holiday
June 12 Independence Day Regular Holiday
August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day Special Non-working day
August 27 National Heroes Day Regular Holiday
November 01 All Saint’s Day Regular Holiday
November 02 All Soul’s Day Special Non-working day
November 30 Bonifacio Day Regular Holiday
December 24 Christmas Eve Special Non-working day
December 25 Christmas Day Regular Holiday
December 30 Rizal Day Regular Holiday
December 31 New Year’s Eve Special Non-working day
The proclamation of Eid’l Fitr 2018 and Eid ul Adha 2018 will be issued when the Islamic holiday will be determined in accordance with Islamic calendar. These two Muslim religious holidays will be declared under separates proclamation by Malacañang. Maybe it will be announced on early June 2018.
Now that you know the complete list of holidays, you may start plan your get away and watch out the promos fares that accords with the regular and non-working holidays.
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