Malacanang Palace has released the List of Holidays in the Philippines for 2022.
On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Office of the President announced Proclamation No. 1236 S. 2021 declaring the Regular Holidays 2022 and Special Holidays (Working/ Non-Working Days) 2022.
The proclamation identified 10 regular/ legal holidays, 6 non-working special days and 3 working special days.
Eidul Ftr and Eidul Adha Holidays 2022
The Islamic holidays were not included in the List of Philippines Holidays in 2022 below. It was mentioned in Presidential Proclamation No. 1236 that declaration of national holidays for the observance of Eidul Ftr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after the actual date of the Islamic holidays is decided using the Hijra/ Islamic calendar or upon Islamic astronomical calculations. Eidul Ftr and Eidul Adha are regular holidays in the Philippines.
We will update this post once the Islamic holidays are decided.
LIST OF HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES in 2022
JANUARY 2022 Holiday
January 1 (Saturday)- New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)
FEBRUARY 2022 Holidays
February 1 (Tuesday)- Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Day)
February 25 (Friday)- EDSA People Power Anniversary (Special Non-Working Day)
There is no holiday in March 2022
APRIL 2022 Holidays
April 9 (Saturday)- Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)
April 14 – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
April 15- Good Friday (Regular Holiday)
April 16- Black Saturday (Special Non-Working Day)
MAY 2022 Holiday
May 1 (Sunday)- Labor Day (Regular Holiday)
JUNE 2022 Holidays
June 12 (Sunday)- Independence Day (Regular Holiday)
There is no holiday in July 2022
AUGUST 2022 Holidays
August 21 (Sunday)- Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Day)
August 29 (Last Monday of August)- National Heroes’ Day (Regular Holiday)
No proclaimed holiday in September 2022
There is no holiday in September 2022
NOVEMBER 2022 Holidays
November 1 (Tuesday)- All Saints’ Day (Special Non-Working Day)
November 2 (Wednesday)- All Souls’ Day (Special Working Day)
November 30 (Wednesday)- Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)
DECEMBER 2022 Holidays
December 8 (Thursday)- Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary- Special Non-Working Day
December 24 (Saturday)- Christmas Eve (Special Working Day)
December 25 (Sunday)- Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
December 30 (Friday)- Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
December 31 (Saturday)- Last day of the year (Special Working Day)
Now that you know the 2022 Philippine Holidays you may consider planning your vacation on a holiday or on a date near a holiday for an extended bonding time with your family or friends.
Regular/ Special Holiday Importance to Employees’ Salary
Being aware of the type holidays is important to employers and employees because of premium added to the salary for work done on a regular holiday and special non-working holiday.
Regular Holiday Pay
An employee working on a Regular Holiday shall receive an additional 100 % of basic wage + COLA on top of his regular salary for 8 hours work. Thus, the compensation on working in a regular holiday shall be 200% of regular salary (Basic pay + COLA x 200%).
An employee not working during a regular holiday shall get a 100% of his/ her daily salary.
Special Non-Working Day Pay
Meanwhile, an employee working on a Special Non-Working Day shall receive an additional 30% of basic wage on the first 8 hours work.
An employee did not work on a Special Non- Working Day, the “No work, no pay” principle shall apply unless there is a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), a company policy or practice allowing payment on a special day.
Work Done on a Special Working Day
A worker reporting for duty on s Special Working Day, he/she is entitled to receive his/ her daily wage and no premium to be paid since it is considered an ordinary working day.
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