22 February 2011

Feb. 25 is a Holiday for Schools Only

As declared by President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino, February 25, 2011 is a Special Holiday in the Philippines for all schools.

Under Proclamatin No. 84, this is for the celebration of the EDSA Revolution which occurred from February 22 to 25, 1986.

Business establishments other than private schools will have a normal working day and employees will be paid accordingly.

On the other hand, academic and administrative personnel employed by private educational institutions shall be paid in accordance with the rules on pay for special non-working days.

People Power Revolution 1986

The EDSA Revolution also known as the People Power Revolution was a series of popular nonviolent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy.

These protests were the culmination of a long campaign of civil resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian, repressive regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos.

The protests occurred from February 22–25, 1986, when Marcos fled MalacaƱang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines.

The acronym ESDA stands for Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, where the majority of the demonstrations took place.

Source: http://www.philippinegovernment.info/2011/02/february-25-2011-is-holiday-for-schools.html

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