Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year of the OX

Happy Chinese New Year everyone (^_^)

I received some few text messages yesterday Sunday from friends, officemates and relatives that Today was holiday!

I have never heard from news (or in our admin) that our President Arroyo did declare a special holiday today but since the text messages comes from working people themselves, and said that they don't have duty today; I was curious, and so I told our admin this morning and I think it was Ms. Mai who researched at the Internet... after wards she told me that today was just the usual working day and not holiday.

Then finally I research myself on the Internet and found this from Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE):

President Arroyo declares Chinese New Year a special working holiday
Friday, January 28, 2005


oh... is this they were talking about? ... hmmm
As found from this site www.dole.gov.ph I would like to add in my post the said information:

President Arroyo declares Chinese New Year a special working holiday
Friday, January 28, 2005


President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared Wednesday, February 9, 2005, as a special working holiday throughout the country for the observance of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Labor and Employment Acting Secretary Manuel G. Imson today announced.

In an advisory to all employers in the country's private sector, Imson said the President's declaration is contained in Proclamation No. 756 she issued through Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita on January 11, 2005.

According to the labor and employment acting chief, the rules for declared special working holidays as provided for under DOLE Memorandum Circular No. 01 issued on March 8, 2004 shall apply as follows:

1. For work performed on such days, an employee is entitled only to his/her basic rate.

2. No premium pay is required since work performed on such days is considered work on ordinary working days.
Source: http://www.dole.gov.ph/news/details.asp?id=N000000300


Well basically and obviously today as what Ms. Mai said (was right) No Holiday and on the information I copy paste from DOLE did said on Friday, January 28, 2005 No premium pay is required since work performed on such days is considered work on ordinary working days.

Ayan! siguro naman klaro na gyud kaayo na walay additional pang laag karon buwan... dili man gud inchik atong president da!
Related Post
List of 2009 special, working and none working holidays



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