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Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

Pay rules – Dec. 7 and 8 holiday in Virac and Batangas

Malacanang has declared December 7 and 8 as a non-working day in the municipality of Virac, Catanduanes and the province of Batangas, respectively. Proclamation No. 287 (for Virac, Catanduanes) and 288 (for Batangas City) were signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III last November 9.

Virac, Catanduanes will be celebrating its annual “Kaaldawan nin Virac” on December 7 while Batangas will be marking its 430th Foundation Day anniversary this December 8. The holiday proclamations were intended to give residents of Virac, Catanduanes and Batangas “full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.” See the original proclamations here:

Executive Sec. Paquito Ochoa signed Proclamations 287 and 288 in behalf of President Aquino

Proclamation No. 287 for Virac, Catanduanes

Proclamation No. 288 for Batangas

For these special non-working days, the Department of Labor and Employment has set the following pay rules:

  1. If unworked
    • No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked (in this case, don’t be absent the day before the holiday or else … – MM)
  2. If worked
    • 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of the daily rate of 100%
    • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day
  3. Falling on the employee’s rest day and if worked
    • 1st 8 hours – plus 50% of the daily rate of 100%
    • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

Keep in mind that your employment status has bearing on this. For instance, contractual workers are not bound to receive anything because most companies observe the “no work, no pay” policy (as a reference, my soon-to-be ex company does not fall on this category, regardless of employment status).

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KC-Piolo Split – Top Ten Celebrity Reactions, The Sequel

My previous list of the top ten celebrity reactions to the KC Concepcion-Piolo Pascual breakup became viral. The list, topped by Sam Milby’s “Manay Lolit, don’t look at me!” comment, was excerpted in The Philippine Daily Inquirer and Banat, a tabloid in Cebu.

Piolo Pascual, Lolit Solis, and Sam Milby

The news about the high profile split also reached international pop star Katy Perry, who is performing here in Manila on January 22.  She sent KC this brief note: “It’s time to face the music. You’re no longer his muse.” From President Noynoy to his sister Kris, here are the latest celebrity reactions to the unfolding KC-Piolo drama:

10. Sen. Kiko Pangilinan – “KC, hangga’t hindi ka pa sigurado sa lalaki, pwede mo pang gamitin ang Pangilinan.”

9. President Noynoy Aquino – “Piolo, namnamin mo muna ang iyong pagkabinata. Ako nga’y 51 anyos na subalit heto, zero pa rin ang love life.”

This office picture was "awful but genuine," says a veteran journalist. (Photo courtesy of Miss Raissa Robles' blog)

President Aquino said his love life is zero. Surprised? (Photo courtesy of Miss Raissa Robles' blog)

8. Nina – “KC, I know personally that breakups are never easy. But I’m sure, someday someone’s gonna love you the way you wanted Piolo to need you. Someday, I know someone’s gonna be there.”

Me and Asia's Diamond Soul Siren Nina!

7. Maricar Reyes – “Why are you asking for my reaction? How did I get involved in this?”

6. Bea Alonzo – “PJ, Dreamboy kita dati. Si Zanjoe ko ba ang Dreamboy mo?”

Bea to PIolo: May Dreamboy ka rin ba? (photo from Wikipedia)

5. Bagong Pag-asa Ministry – “Piolo, we invite you to attend tonight’s sexual orientation conversion therapy session.”

4. Iñigo Pascual – “Dad, I’m happy you already left that b****!”

3. Amelia “Amy” Pascual – “I love you, anak! Kung saan ka masaya, suportahan taka!”

Piolo Pascual and Mommy Amelia in a Selecta TV ad (photo from PinoyExchange)

2. Kris Aquino – “Hi, KC! Si Piolo lang ang nawala, ganyan ka na makaiyak. My family suffered more. They took everything from us, including our Hacienda and my Dad’s life.”

1. Mark Bautista – “Piolo, I dedicate this song to you…’Maglalaho itong mundo, ngunit ‘di ang pag-ibig ko. Ganyan ka kamahal at siyang lahat sa buhay ko.’”

“I’m tired of waiting here for you. Can’t waste my time, I’m leaving you.” – Session Road’s “Leaving You”


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