October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections is a Holiday!!!

There is more reason to vote on the Barangay Elections this October 28, 2013.

The Malacanang Palace has announced that Oct. 28 be a Special Non Working Holiday so that every registered voters can vote their chosen barangay officials.

October 28, 2013 will fall on a Monday, thus creating a long weekend for the month and allowing Filipinos to come home to their respective home towns to cast their votes.

October 28, 2013 is a Holiday

SK Elections 2013

The holiday was made official when President Aquino signed Proclamation No. 565 last September 25. He said that, ” It is important to give the people the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote”, thus making election day a holiday.

However, there is still a bill in congress that states the postponement of the SK or Sanguniang Kabataan Elections for 2013.

The Barangay elections will be expected to be intense for there are  42, 028 barangays in the Philippines.

The following are the rules of the Department of Labor on Special Non Working Holidays:

a. If the day is unworked, the ‘no work, no pay’ principle 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.

b. If worked, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on said day.

c. If the day falls on the employee’s rest day and is worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of the daily rate of 100 percent on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate.

For the list of 2014 Holidays, please click the link below:

Official List of 2014 Regular and Special Holidays in the Philippines

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