How To Compute For Double Holiday Pay On April 9

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With the meditative celebration of the Holy Week and the extension of the enhanced community quarantine, each hour can feel so somber. However, if it’s any consolation, do know that President Rodrigo Duterte signed a Proclamation No. 845 in November 2019 stating that Thursday, April 9, is a double holiday.

You probably have heard the amount of salary you will receive. To back that up, we’ll briefly discuss how to compute for Double Holiday Pay on April 9.

What is a ‘double holiday’?

A double holiday is an occurrence where two holidays coincidentally happen on the same day. The recent double holiday took place in August 21, 2018, where Ninoy Aquino Day (regular holiday) and Eid al-Adha (special holiday) co-existed. There is a different rate applied between a special holiday and regular holiday, resulting in 260% of daily wage rates to workers.

April 9, 2020 is a double regular holiday where Araw ng Kagitingan and Maundy Thursday fall on the same day. The computed average pay for workers will be triple, or 300%.

So, generally, 300% is the average pay for workers. However, the amount can be bigger with these additional factors:

  • Overtime pay
  • Night differential pay (for graveyard shift workers)
  • Rest day overtime pay

Computation for Double Holiday Pay

Here are the computations of your daily wage rates if we apply the double holiday and other work schedule variables:

1. If you are working on a double holiday on a regular day shift:

  • Hourly rate x 300% = your hourly pay

2. If you are working on a double holiday with overtime:

  • Hourly rate x 390% = your hourly pay

(Read: A Guide To Philippine Holidays In 2020)

3. If you are working on a double holiday in a night shift:

  • Hourly rate x 330% = your hourly pay

4. If you are working on a double holiday that falls on a rest day:

  • Hourly rate x 390% = your hourly pay

5. If you are working on a double holiday that falls on a rest day and night shift:

  • Hourly rate x 429% = your hourly pay

6. If you are working on a double holiday that falls on a rest day with overtime:

  • Hourly rate x 507% = your hourly pay

7. If you are working on a double holiday that falls on a rest day and night shift with overtime:

  • Hourly rate x 5.577 = your hourly pay

8. If you are NOT working on the double holiday or this April 9:

  • Hourly rate x 200% = your hourly pay

Take note that the formulas listed above are according to the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) 2020 Handbook on Worker’s Statutory Monetary Benefits.

They National Wages and Productivity Commission announced that all employees are entitled to triple pay (for those who will go to work) or double pay (for those who won’t go to work). 

Update: DOLE released a statement that the spread of coronavirus disease had caused a national emergency allowing the companies and establishments to defer the payment of holidays inclusive of the holy week dates: April 9 (double holiday), 10, and 11. Those businesses that ceased their operations due to the enhanced community quarantine have the right to not pay the holidays. This is supported by Labor Advisory No. 13, Series of 2020.

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