The Philippines will be celebrating the 29th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution this coming February 25, Wednesday.
The said day will be a holiday exclusively for students all over the country. That is in accordance to Proclamation 831, which President Benigno Aquino III signed July last year. Know more about Proclamation 831 in this link.
In a statement tinged with self-gratification, the President’s proclamation noted that the EDSA People Power Revolution “restored and ushered political, social, and economic reforms in the country” and that it “serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.”
Since February 25 2015 is not listed as a special non-working holiday just like in previous years, it means that the occasion won’t mean much for employees in public and private sector.
In fact, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) stressed in a news release that February 25 is considered an ordinary workday, and this means that no premium is required to be paid for work on said day.
“On the other hand, employees in private schools, whether academic or administrative personnel, shall be paid in accordance with the rules for pay on special nonworking days,” the labor department added.
This particular holidays comes just six days after the Chinese New Year holiday, which is on February 19. The next national holidays will be on the first week of April, when the country marks the Holy Week for Roman Catholics.