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    Second Monday: May 13, 2013 National Election a Holiday?

    In the list of 2013 holidays in the Philippines, Tutubi listed May 13, 2013 as national election as not a regular holiday but

    since it's an election day, it's a special non-working holiday: no work, no classes as you need to get home for you to be able to cast your vote at your election precinct.

    The date of election is enshrined in the Constitution to be held every second Monday of May.

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) pay rules require salaried employees who did not work as paid 100%

    For daily wage earners and workers, it means "No work, no pay." See below if it's a double pay day or overtime pay per DOLE pay rules

    Tutubi is still a registered voter in Paete, Laguna, hoping to make his only vote count to effect change in his beloved hometown. Imagine going home early in the morning just to vote and go home late in the afternoon?

    during the Philippine election of 2010, Tutubi wasn't able to vote as the PCOS machine of the COMELEC malfunctioned and he can't wait for it to be fixed, he left Paete without casting his vote.

    The ignorant voters of Paete elected the present mayor :(

    Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Pay rules on May 13, 2013 as special non-working holiday:

    1. If the day is worked, the employee is entitled to 130 percent of his or her daily rate for the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day for work performed in excess of eight hours; and

    2. If the day falls on an employee’s rest day, but he or she worked, he or she is entitled to 150 percent of his or her daily rate for the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day for work performed in excess of eight hours.

    Additional Information:

    SM Mall Hours on May 13, 2013: 12nn to 9pm (SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall)
    Ayala Malls Schedule: 10am to 9pm: Trinoma Mall, Abreeza Mal, marquee Mall, landmark, Glorietta, Greenbelt Mall, Ayala center

    No information on Walter Mart, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, The Podium, Festival Mall, Starmall, Eastwood Mall


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:00 PM,

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