Instead of celebrating the 1986 People Power revolution on the 25th of February, the Philippine government through the Office of the Press Secretary announced that the commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution will be on February 22. It will be a Special Holiday, but, only for schools. Being a Special Holiday, teachers will still be paid for this day.
Republic Act No. 9492, moved all holidays to the nearest Monday, all holidays, except those which are religious in nature, or unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation. Last year, Proclamation No. 1841 already laid down all the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holidays (for all schools) for the year 2010.
In the February 25, 1986 People Power revolution, Filipinos were able to restore its freedom of speech, assembly and press after 14 years of being under the Martial rule of President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
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