07 April 2013

DOLE: Pay Rules of National Regular Holiday: Araw ng Kagitingan April 09 Philippines

Araw ng Katingan is a historic and regular holiday in the Philippines. It was at the dawn of April 9, 1942 when the commander of the Luzon Force in Bataan, Major General Edward P. King, Jr. surrendered to Japanese troops. And it endures the infamous mile marching - Bataan Death March to Camp O' Donnellin Capas, Tarlac.

Araw ng Kagitingan is also known as Bataan Day, or Bataan and Corregidor Day and its a Filipino version of Day of Valor. It was promulgated on Executive Order 203 of 1987 (PROVIDING A LIST OF REGULAR HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS TO BE OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES), in the observance to honor valor of Filipinos during World War II.

List of Holidays for 2013: Philippines Holiday 2013
Araw ng Kagitingan
Since it is a REGULAR Holiday, if you work on that day then there are many rules to apply for the payment. 
In the Inquirer News, April 09, 2013, Sectary Rosalinda Baldoz of DOLE, called Employers especially on Private Sector to voluntary comply with its CORE Labor Standards for workers on the April 09, 2013 (Araw ng Kagitingan).

If you are working on the said Holiday, there are few information to absorb.


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