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Manila turns 445 today

The city of Manila is celebrating its 445th founding anniversary today.

Various activities have been lined up by the city government for the event.

A “no work, no pay” scheme is in effect in Manila as it celebrates its anniversary.

The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers to comply with the rules for the special holiday.

Employees who will not report for work will not be paid unless they have a policy or collective bargaining agreement which says otherwise.

Employees who will work during the first eight hours of the special holiday will receive 30 percent of their daily rate.

They will also get 30 percent their hourly rate if they will work overtime and another 50 percent of their daily rate in case the special holiday falls during their day off.

Meanwhile, the Professional Regulation Commission reminded clients of its Manila-based central office that it is closed for the holiday. (Samuel P. Medenilla)