November 26 2012 holiday in Dasmariñas, Cavite

The people of Dasmariñas, Cavite will have a three-day weekend before this month ends. The city will be celebrating its foundation day anniversary on November 26, a Monday. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday by President Benigno Aquino III through Proclamation 486. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation 486.

Dasmariñas, Cavite was incorporated into a city through Republic Act 9723, which was signed by then- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2009. Click here to download a copy of RA 9723. Residents from the erstwhile town ratified RA 9723 in a plebiscite held in November 25, 2009. Dasmariñas is a first-class urban area and is the most populous in the entire Cavite.

The following pay rules should apply during special non-working holidays according to the labor department:

  1. If it is an employee’s regular workday
  2. If it is an employee’s rest day
    • If unworked – 100%
    • If worked
      • 1st 8 hours – 200%
      • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

If unworked – 100%

If worked

      • 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of 200%
      • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

Do not be absent in the work day before a holiday

As mentioned in DOLE’s 2010 Handbook on Worker’s Statutory Monetary Benefits, an employee is entitled to a holiday premium only when “he/she is present or is on leave of absence with pay on the work day immediately preceding the holiday.” Download the 2010 handbook in this link.

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