The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said that National Heroes Day, August 27, 2006, is a regular holiday.

Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion said that based on Executive Order No. 292 of 1987, the event honoring the country’s heroes in observed on the last Sunday of August.

He said the following rules shall apply on the observance of this regular holiday:

An employee will receive his regular wage even in he does not work on August 27, whether Sunday is his regular workday or rest day.

On the other hand, if Sunday is a regular workday for him and he works on August 27, he gets 200% of his regular wage. If he works in excess of eight hours, he receives his hourly rate for that day (which is 200% of his regular wage divided by 8) plus 30% of that hourly rate.

If Sunday is his rest day and he works on August 27, he receives 260% of his regular wage. If he renders overtime, he receives his hourly rate for that day (which is 260% of his regular wage divided by 8) plus 30% of that rate.

August 28 is a regular workday.

Source: Information and Publication Service

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