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Philippines Declares School Holiday For EDSA 1

Source: The Philippine Star (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Earlier today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed Proclamation 1728 declaring Monday, February 23, 2009, as a special holiday for all public and private schools in observance of the 23rd anniversary of the 1986 people power revolution (EDSA 1).

This last-minute, partial, flip-flop, adds to the skepticism of regular observers, regarding yesterday's announcement that there would be no non-working public holiday on February 25th (2009-02-18), since February 25 was also not scheduled for 2008, but was declared a non-working public holiday for 2008, barely a week beforehand (2008-02-18).

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