Palace declares May 13, 2019 Special Non-Working Holiday in PH
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#WalangPasok: Palace declares May 13, 2019 Special Non-Working Holiday in PH

#WalangPasok: No Work on Monday, May 13, 2019, Special Non-Working Holiday

Manila, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13, 2019, Monday, Midterm Election Day, a special non-working holiday nationwide.

Palace declares May 13, 2019 Special Non-Working Holiday in PH
Palace declares Walang Pasok on May 13, 2019 Special Non-Working Holiday in PH photo via Pixabay

The Special Non-Working Holiday proclamation declared “to enable the people to properly exercise their right to vote,” according to Proclamation No. 719 released by Malacañang on Wednesday, May 9, 2019.

According to the Department of Labor and Employment, employees who work on special non-working days get 1.3 times their daily rate for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate for overtime work. If it falls on an employee’s rest day, there should be an additional 50 percent of the basic wage. Workers who do not work on such day, in the meantime, will get no pay.

Around 61 million registered voters are expected to cast their vote for several elective positions from senator to municipal councilors.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also declared a holiday for all the courts nationwide on May 13 midterm elections.

“In view of Proclamation No. 719, series of 2019 declaring May 13, 2019, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country for the National and Local Elections, there will be no work in all courts nationwide,”

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