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DOLE Releases Pay Rules & Guidelines for November Holidays

Pay Rules & Guidelines for November Holidays Released by DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the pay rules and guidelines for November holidays.

The Labor Department has issued the guidelines regarding the payment of workers for the upcoming holidays including All Saints’ Day on November 1, All Souls’ Day on November 2, and Bonifacio Day on November 30.

DOLE releases Labor Advisory No. 19-21 stating the guidelines for the pay rules for the November holidays. November 1 has been declared as a special non-working day, November 2 as special working day and November 30 as a regular holiday.


The government also set an exception to establishments that have totally closed or ceased operation during coronavirus pandemic. These establishments are exempted from the holiday payment on November 30 based on the advisory.

The announcement came after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the Proclamation No. 1107 declaring the following dates: November 2, 2021 – All Souls’ Day, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve, and December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve as special working day.

The bill has been approved to strengthen the country’s economy amid the health crisis.


Here are the guidelines for holiday pay rules:

November 1 (All Saints’ Day)

November 2 (All Souls’ Day)

November 30 (Bonifacio Day)

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