President Benigno Aquino’s Proclamation No. 265, Monday, 31 October 2011, is declared as a SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY throughout the country.
October 31 set to be non-working holiday this is to "give full opportunity to our people to properly observe the day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country," the proclamation noted.
November 1, Tuesday declared as Special Non-working Day. This means people have four days weekend and they have time to travel back to their provinces.
Any worker who will work on regular holidays will received 200 percent of their basic wages for the first eight hours and additional 30 percent of thee worker's hourly rate if more than eight hours. Same as if they work during their rest day that falls on a holiday.
And if an employee is not working on that days, still they are entitled to have 100 percent of their daily rate, "provided he or she was present, or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.”