Malacañang has declared June 24 a special non-working day in Manila in celebration of the city’s 451st founding anniversary.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 1400 on June 22 declaring the special non-working day.

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Manila be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, subject to the public health measures of the national government,” the proclamation read.

Work done during special non-working days. according to the Department of Labor and Employment, pays an employee an additional 30 percent of their daily rate and 30 percent of their hourly overtime rate.

Employee who won’t show up to work will be subject to a “no work, no pay” policy unless otherwise stated by company policy granting payment on special days.

Manila has 334 active Covid-10 cases as of June 23. John Ezekiel J. Hirro