Feb. 25 A School Holiday


MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang has declared February 25 as a school holiday to allow students to participate in the 26th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986.

With the country now having an "entire generation" that was born after the 1986 bloodless uprising, Malacañang said that it is important for the youth to participate and learn from the festivities of the 26th anniversary of EDSA 1.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte urged the youth to learn from the revolution that ousted the dictatorship of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos and pass it on to the next generation.

It was during the historic People Power Revolution on February 22-25, 1986, when Filipinos, armed with only rosaries, prayers, and flowers, stopped tanks and faced gun-wielding government soldiers along EDSA, to win back long-denied freedom and democracy.

"Mas mabuti rin pong makilala nila at kung ano ho 'yung diwa ng Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA) para hindi po natin siya nalilimutan at nadadala po natin sa mga sumusunod na henerasyon (They should know about what happened during EDSA so this could be passed on to the succeeding generations)," Valte said.

Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. earlier directed all government officials and employees to actively participate in the festivities.


Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Ayungin dilemma Ramon Casiple - Parallaxis
    Ayungin dilemma

    China faces a dilemma in Ayungin Shoal and other contested areas. If it waits for the ITLOS—which may decide against it—it would have tacitly bound itself to UNCLOS and risk a rogue state reputation if it asserts its claim in the South China Sea. If its militarily acts now, it may face international isolation. …

  • 48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao VERA Files - The Inbox
    48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao

    By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Bongao, Tawi-tawi—A team of Marines and policemen intercepted around noon Thursday 48 people, 12 of them minors, believed recruited by a human trafficking syndicate for work in Malaysia. The arrest constitutes what advocates called the … Continue reading → …

  • Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Leaders of the medical profession have made peace with their former adversary, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and joined forces in a campaign to get doctors to pay the right taxes. BIR Commissioner … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options