The country will mark the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986 this coming February 25. The day, which this year falls on a Monday, is a special holiday for all schools nationwide. The holiday gives students their first three-day weekend this year.
Parenthetically, this is not a special non-working holiday for employees unless you’re working in an education institution (like me. LOL). This is in accordance to President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, which he signed last year. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation 459.
The proclamation claims that People Power I “restored and ushered political, social, and economic reforms in the country.” It further adds that the said historical event “serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.” Of course, Aquino’s mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino, is the one most Filipinos associate with EDSA 1986, rightly or wrongly.
According to a press release by the Department of Labor and Employment early this month, since February 25 is an ordinary day for private offices, employ to their regular rate.