Marcos declares July 9, 2022 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. officially declared July 9, 2022 (Saturday) a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.

The Malacañang Palace through Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez signed Proclamation No. 02 on Tuesday, citing recommendation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).

According to Proclamation No. 1236 for the nationwide holidays for the year 2022, the NCMF shall inform the Office of the President of the actual date of Eidul Adha on which this holiday shall fall.

Eid al-Adha, one of largest religious festivals for Muslims worldwide, marks the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Ismail or Ismael) as an act of obedience to God, before God then intervened, to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

In the Philippines, Republic Act (RA) 9849 signed in 2009 says the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah or the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, is hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha.

Eid’l Adha, a public holiday since 2002 in the country, is one of the two greatest feasts of the Muslim community – the other called Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan, which was also declared as a regular holiday on May 3.

DOLE pay rules

Employees who did not work on said holiday shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([Basic wage + COLA] x 100 percent)], while those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent).

Further, if the employees worked overtime (work done in excess of eight hours), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

Moreover, those who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)].

Workers who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked). Source: The Summit Express

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