NWPC: No extra pay for Yamashita holiday

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    TO history buffs, who is Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita?

    Known as the Tiger of Malaya, he commanded Japanese forces in the Philippines during World War II, was convicted for war crimes and eventually hanged.

    Did you know that President Duterte signed last February 14 Republic Act 11216 which commemorates the surrender of Yamashita in Baguio City? The law declared September 3 as a special working public holiday throughout the country.

    Well, if you report for work today, you will not be entitled to additional wages, according to the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC).

    In its Facebook post, the NWPC explained that this is due to the fact that special working holidays mean that offices are open and schools have classes.

    So much for the Yamashita holiday.