No classes on Feb. 25

THERE would be no classes in all levels nationwide on Feb. 25 when the nation observes a
special holiday to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution.

Malacañang clarified it would be a regular working day in the government and the private
sector. However, the Palace has urged employers to allow their employees to leave early on
that day.

Officials said the declaration of a special holiday on Feb. 25 is still in line with Proclamation
84 signed by President Aquino last year that specified all regular and special holidays for the
year 2011.

Officials prepared an elaborate celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the peaceful
revolt that ended the dictatorship of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

The 1986 EDSA people power revolution led to the proclamation of President Benigno
Aquino III’s mother, Corazon Aquino, as the 11th president of the Philippines after democracy
was restored to the country following the 14-year martial rule of Marcos. (PIA)

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