What do the holidays look like in the Philippines?

14/12/2023

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In the Philippines, holidays are generally divided into two categories: Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days. Regular Holidays are usually those scheduled on a fixed date such as New Year’s Day, Christmas, Independence Day, National Heroes Day, Labor Day, etc., while Special Non-Working Days are more flexible, and sometimes only apply to certain areas.

Each year, Filipinos eagerly await the official list of holidays for the upcoming year. Once these dates are confirmed, employees can start planning their leave, while employers can make necessary arrangements, such as creating rosters and managing work hours. The main dates to consider (as an employer) are the long weekends that are created as a result of the holidays – staff will naturally try and optimise these. Localised holidays are also to be factored in e.g. Manila Day, Quezon City Day. There are also some impromptu holidays – issued by the President.

Deployed is here to simplify holiday management for your business. Our experienced team will guide you through the correct processes, ensuring full compliance with local labour laws when it comes to applying leaves, releasing holiday pay, bonuses, and benefits. We understand that effective communication and coordination are crucial, so we facilitate seamless collaboration between you and your offshore staff, ensuring everyone is aligned on holiday schedules and work expectations.

Not one size fits all. We recognize that every business is unique, and that’s why we offer personalised solutions. If you require additional support during the holidays, we can discuss relevant premiums tailored to your specific needs. Our dedicated account managers will work closely with you, providing collaborative support throughout the season.

Let us handle the complexities while you concentrate on your core operations. Reach out to us today, and let’s discuss how we can assist you in making this holiday season a seamless and successful one.

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