Proclamation No. 1728: Feb. 23, Special Holiday for All Schools in observance of the 23rd Anniversary of the EDSA Power Revolution

February 23 was declared as a Special Holiday in all schools nationwide.  This declaration was based on the Proclamation No. 1728 signed by the Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as ordered by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

According to Sec. Ermita, this special holiday for all private and government schools in all levels is in relation to the observance of the 23rd Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution which brings reforms to the political, social and economic status of the Philippines. This serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere.

This years 23rd EDSA Peoples Power Anniversary’s theme is ”Pag-asa ng Bayan: Sakripisyo sa Pagbabago Para sa Kaunlaran”.  This commemoration pays honor to the patriotism, courage and humanity of those who participated in the EDSA People Power Revolution to restore democracy in the Philippines.

 

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3 responses to “Proclamation No. 1728: Feb. 23, Special Holiday for All Schools in observance of the 23rd Anniversary of the EDSA Power Revolution

  1. nida baltazar

    may question is, how about the private offices or workers. do they have work on said holiday February 23. Is it applicable only to the schools.
    thank you.

  2. nida baltazar

    we also participated the edsa people power before. bakit ngayn mga students lang eh lahat ng workers nagparticipate din.

    • Nida,

      Proclamation No. 1841 of Malacanan Palace ordered by PGMA declares the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2010. (Ref: http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/issuances-proc/PROC1841.pdf )

      And since EDSA People Power Revolution anniversay was declared as a Special Holiday (for all schools), therefore it will only be applied to the schools. Sana nga.. ginawa na lng na Special (Non-Working) days para maka pagcelebrate din ang mga workers… pero sayang din naman ang kikitain ng mga workers (specialy on the private companies) sa loob ng isang araw pag walang pasok.

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