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National, Official, and Non-working Holidays Philippines 2015

In general, providing a fixed list of holiday dates is difficult because most of the 2015 regular holidays and nationwide special holidays in the Philippines are movable, as provided under Republic Act 9492 (an Act rationalizing the celebration of national holidays). For these movable holidays, the President is tasked by law to issue a Proclamation, at least 6 months prior to a movable holiday, fixing the specific date of that non-working day.

National Regular Holidays List for 2015 – Philippines

New Year’s Day January 1, 2015 Thursday
Maundy Thursday
April 2, 2015 Thursday
Good Friday April 3, 2015 Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan April 9, 2015 Thursday
Labor Day May 1, 2015 Friday
Independence Day
June 12, 2015 Friday
Eid’l Fitr To be announced
National Heroes Day August 31, 2015 Monday
Eidul Adha To be announced
Bonifacio Day
November 30, 2015 Monday
Christmas Day
December 25, 2015 Friday
Rizal Day
December 30, 2015 Wednesday

National Regular Holidays Compensation – Philippines

a. If it is an employee’s regular workday

  • If unworked – 100%
  • If worked – 1st 8 hours – 200%
  • Excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

b. If it is an employee’s rest day

  • If unworked – 100%
  • If worked – 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of 200%
  • Excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

Nationwide Special (Non-Working) Holidays List – Philippines

Additional special (non-working days) January 2, 2015
Chinese New Year February 19, 2015
Black Saturday April 4, 2015
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21, 2015
All Saints Day November 1, 2015
Additional special (non-working days) December 24, 2015
Last Day of the Year December 31, 2015

Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary February 25, 2015

Special Days – Philippines

For declared special days such as Special Non-working Day, Special Public Holiday, Special National Holiday, in addition to the two nationwide special days (November 1, All Saints Day and December 31, Last Day of the Year), the following rules shall apply:

a. If unworked

  • No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked.

b. If worked

  • 1st 8 hours – plus 30% of the daily rate of 100%
  • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

c. Falling on the employee’s rest day and if worked

  • 1st 8 hours – plus 50% of the daily rate of 100%
  • excess of 8 hours – plus 30% of hourly rate on said day

Special Working Holidays – Philippines

For work performed, an employee in the Philippines is entitled only to his basic rate. No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days.