Palace clarifies: February 25 is a regular working day | Inquirer News

Palace clarifies: February 25 is a regular working day

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:17 PM February 24, 2023

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The People Power Monument, the 1986 revolution landmark on Edsa in Quezon City. INQUIRER file photo / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines — February 25 this year, which marks the 37th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, is a regular working day after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. moved the holiday on February 24, Malacañang clarified on Friday.

In a Facebook post, the Official Gazette of the Philippines said February 25, 2023, is now a regular working day after February 24 has been declared a special non-working day to mark the Edsa anniversary.


“[This is] consistent with the holidays moved in furtherance of holiday economics in Proclamation No. 90 dated November 11, 2022,” the Official Gazette said.


“February 24, 2023, has been declared a special non-working holiday to mark the Edsa anniversary in lieu of February 25, 2023 (a regular working day) but without diminishing the latter’s significance,” it added.

Marcos earlier signed Proclamation No. 167, declaring February 24, 2023, a special non-working day nationwide to create a long weekend commemorating the Edsa People Power.

February 25, 1986, marked a monumental day in Philippine history. Thousands of civilians of all ages, backgrounds, and classes joined forces in peaceful resistance, dubbed the Edsa Uprising. With the help of influential public figures, the united effort successfully pushed the oppressive President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. from power and restored democracy to the country.

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