Ninoy is the husband of Corazon “Cory” Aquino. Ninoy was assassinated when he returned to the Philippines in 21 August 1983. Cory later became the President of the Philippines. President Cory died in 1 August 2009, a few days short of August 21, which is the Ninoy Aquino Day. (Read more about Ninoy from iamNinoy.com)
This year, 2009, August 21 (Friday) to August 23 (Sunday) is a long weekend (click to see other long weekends for 2009 or the declared holidays in 2010). August 21 is a special non-working holiday, to commemorate the death of Ninoy. Incidentally, the burial date of Pres. Cory Aquino, on August 5, 2009, has just been declared as a special non-working holiday (Proclamation 1851).
The labor and employment secretary said the following rules shall apply for special days:
If the day is unworked, the no work, no pay policy shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day even if the day is unworked.
If worked, plus 30 percent of the employee's daily rate of 100 percent shall apply on the first eight hours of work, and in excess of eight hours, plus 30 percent of the hourly rate on said day.
If the day falls on the employee's rest day and is worked, plus 50 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent shall apply on the first eight hours of work, and in excess of eight hours, plus 30 percent of the hourly rate.This info is sponsored by: http://visitpinas.com
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