February 25 2014 Philippine holiday

The nation will commemorate the 28th anniversary of the historic 1986 People Power Revolution on February 25, Tuesday. According to President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 655 for 2013, the event “restored and ushered political, economic, and social reforms in the country” and that it “serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.”

(PS – This holiday is not likely to be moved to February 24 to make way for a three-day weekend.)

Because of the success of the EDSA Revolution, Corazon Aquino was named as Time Magazine's Woman of the Year for 1986
Because of the success of the EDSA Revolution, Corazon Aquino was named as Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year for 1986

Keep in mind that February 25, 2014 is NOT a special non-working holiday. According to Proclamation 655, February 25 is a special holiday but for schools only. As someone who’s currently working for a school, this is good news for me. :p

According to the department of Labor and Employment, since February 25 2014 is an ordinary workday (legally speaking), “no premium is required to be paid for work on said day.”

On the other hand, those working in private schools, whether academic or administrative personnel, “shall be paid in accordance with the rules for pay on special (nonworking) days,” the labor bureau further noted.

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