February 25 2015 declared a school holiday – People Power Revolution anniversary

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

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.”

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

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.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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