Mark your calendars: Malacañang declares 2016 holidays

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Malacañang announced on Wednesday (August 26) the regular and special non-working days for 2016.

Aside from the regular holidays and special non-working days, the Palace also announced through the Proclamation No. 1105 four additional special non-working days.

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The proclamations for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

Employees who work on holidays are paid substantially more than the overtime rate on regular days (regular hourly rate + 25 percent of regular hourly rate).

However, the difference in the categories' definitions is reflected in their separate pay rates. Those who work on regular holidays are paid at least 200 percent of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance.

On the other hand, employees who work on special non-working days are paid at least 130 percent of the sum of their daily rate and cost of living allowance.

Related: Regular vs. nonworking holidays: What's the difference?