Malacañang releases list of 2018 holidays

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) — Mark your calendars as the Palace announced on Wednesday the regular and special non-working holidays for 2018.

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 269, declaring those 18 red-letter days next year.

Two additional non-working days were included to give more time to commemorate All Saints' Day and Christmas Day and promote domestic tourism.

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The proclamation for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eid'l Adha will 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 more than the overtime rate on regular days (regular hourly rate + 25 percent of regular hourly rate).

The difference in the definition of the categories 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.

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.