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Feb. 25 a school holiday

President Benigno Aquino III has declared February 25 (Saturday) as a special holiday for all schools in the Philippines. It will be a regular working day for all employees.

Aquino will lead the 26th Anniversary celebration of the Edsa People Power Revolution at the People Power Monument in Edsa. There, Aquino will officiate the flag-raising ceremony and the Salubungan.

After the events in Edsa, the President will proceed to Rizal Park in Manila to attend the unveiling of the statue of Jaime Cardinal Sin, one of the major figures during the Edsa Revolution in February 1986.

The Edsa anniversary celebration will be capped with a concert in Iligan City featuring original Pilipino music (OPM) artists who volunteered to perform for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the Aquino government wants to strengthen the spirit of volunteerism among Filipinos, the driving force in the peaceful revolt in 1986.

The Edsa People Power Commission has lined up several activities in 26 different venues all over the country for the celebration that will focus on volunteerism, unity and concern in achieving national progress.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Ano ang iyong Taya Para sa Pilipinas Natin.”