February 25 Declared by Malacañang Palace As Special Non-Working Holiday
The Malacañang Palace released a proclamation declaring February 25, 2020 as a special non-working holiday in the Philippines.
Last year, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed and approved the Proclamation No. 845 declaring the regular and special holidays in the country for the year 2020. The proclamation has been also approved by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea.
Proclamation No. 845 also declares February 25, 2020, as a special non-working holiday in the country to commemorate the 34th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which was happened in 1986.
The EDSA Revolution restored the democracy, ushered political, social, and economic reforms in the country. The anniversary of the people’s power revolution will fall on Tuesday, which is considered a special holiday.
The people power revolution or also known as the EDSA revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the country that ousted the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from the presidential position.
The nonviolent revolution ends the ruling of the late dictator in the country for 21 years. The move also revived democracy in the Philippines, which surprised the whole world.
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