Feast of Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion to­day

Tempo - - Front Page - (Christina I. Her­moso and Leslie Ann G. Aquino)

Ja­pan’s Car­di­nal Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda will be the main cel­e­brant in the noon mass at the Manila Cathe­dral in Intramuros, Manila in ob­ser­vance of the Feast of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion and the 60th an­niver­sary of the Mi­nor Basil­ica to­day.

Maeda will rep­re­sent Pope Fran­cis in the cel­e­bra­tion. He will be as­sisted dur­ing the mass by Manila Arch­bishop Luis Antonio G. Car­di­nal Ta­gle.

Masses will also be held at 7:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

At the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Cathe­dral in Cubao, Que­zon City, a high mass will be cel­e­brated by parish priest Rev. Fr. Den­nis So­ri­ano at 3:30 p.m.

The Grand Mar­ian Pro­ces­sion, a pre­lude to the Feast of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, was held last Sun­day in Intramuros. Sev­eral Catholic schools also held Mar­ian vig­ils and liv­ing rosaries last night in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the feast.

In Catholic churches and Mar­ian shrines across the coun­try, Mar­ian devo­tees are ex­pected to at­tend the spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tive masses in honor of the Prin­ci­pal Pa­troness of the Philip­pines.

Nove­nas, spe­cial de­vo­tions, can­dle of­fer­ings, and the recita­tion of the Holy Rosary will also be ob­served.

Mean­while, the “no work, no pay” pol­icy shall be in ef­fect on the Feast of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion which is a spe­cial non-work­ing day un­der Repub­lic Act No. 10966 which was signed into law on Dec. 28, 2017.

"If the em­ployee did not work, the ‘no work, no pay’ prin­ci­ple shall ap­ply un­less there is a fa­vor­able com­pany pol­icy, prac­tice, or col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment grant­ing pay­ment on a spe­cial day," the Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment said in La­bor Ad­vi­sory No. 19-18.

Be­ing a spe­cial non-work­ing day, the fol­low­ing pay rules shall be ap­pli­ca­ble:

– For work done, an em­ployee shall be paid an ad­di­tional 30 per­cent of his daily rate on the first eight hours.

– For work done in ex­cess of eight hours (over­time), an em­ployee shall be paid an ad­di­tional 30 per­cent of his hourly rate.

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