The world-renowned People Power Revolution in EDSA is considered as one of the greatest triumphs of the Filipino people against the Marcos Regime. As part of the country’s celebration of the historic event, President Benigno S. Aquino has declared February 25, 2016 as a special non-working holidays in the entire Philippines.
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Celebrating it’s 30th year, the EDSA anniversary this year will be celebrated by thousands if not millions of Filipinos nationwide. The EDSA Holiday was declared by Pres. Aquino and issued on July 8 through Proclmation 1071 declaring February 25, 2016 as a special non-working holiday throughout the country.
In the proclamation, Aquino said the EDSA People Power Commission requested the declaration of the special holiday. The President said that the EDSA People Power Revolution “restored our economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.”
“It is but fitting and proper that the entire Filipino nation be given the opportunity to observe this milestone in our country’s history,” Aquino said.
The first EDSA revolution toppled the 20-year rule of former President Ferdinand Marcos. In this year’s EDSA celebration, Emily Abrera of the EDSA People Power Commissioner Emily Abrera said the government will go all-out for the 30th anniversary next year.