Regular Holiday on June 26 2017

On June 16, 2017, Malacanang declared June 26, 2017 as a regular holiday all throughout the Philippines.

As stated in the proclamation:

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;

WHEREAS, the National Commission of the Muslim Filipinos has recommended to declare Monday, 26 June 2017 as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan); and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

Eid al-Fitr, which means ‘festival of breaking of the fast’, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is the Islamic holy month of fasting.

This holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.  The exact day of celebration varies as it is dependent on the cycle of the moon.

Work on Holiday

If you will work on June 26, 2017, the computation for your wage will be as follows:

  • If you worked for 8 hours or less on June 26, 2017:
    • (hourly wage + COLA) x # of hours worked x 200%
  • If you worked for more than 8 hours on June 26, 2017:
    • For the excess hours,  multiply the hourly wage x # of excess hours x 130% x 200%.

You may also refer to this article: How to Compute for Holiday Pay