Malacañang declares holidays for 2017

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Mark your calendars as the Palace announced on Thursday regular and special non-working days for 2017.

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

Related: The difference between regular and nonworking holidays

Employees who work on holidays are paid 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.