Private sector employers are urged to observe the correct pay rules and general occupational safety and health labor standards as the Filipino nation observes the country’s most cherished Christian Holy Week tradition by not working on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday.
President Benigno S. Aquino III had issued Proclamation No. 1105, Series of 2015, on 20 August 2015 affirming Maundy Thursday and Good Friday on 24 and 25 March, respectively, as regular holidays, and Black Saturday on 26 March as a special non-working day throughout the country.
The labor and employment chief had earlier issued Labor Advisory No. 11, Series of 2015, promulgating the implementing guidelines, specifically on the pay rules, that shall apply as mandated by Proclamation No. 1105 on the Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-working) Days, and Special Holiday (for all schools) for the Year 2016.
The payment rules for the regular holidays on 24 March (Maundy Thursday) and 25 March (Good Friday) are as follows:
—From the Department of Labor and Employment