In lieu of the 25th anniversary celebration of the 1986 People Power Revolution in EDSA (EDSA I), Malacañang has announced that there will be no classes in all school levels on February 25, 2011 (Friday).
Yes, February 25 has been declared a special holiday for schools only. It will be a regular working day for employees. However, Malacañang urged employers to allow their workers to leave early on that day.
The 1986 EDSA Revolution led to the proclamation of the late Corazon Aquino, mother of PNoy, as the 11th President of the Republic of the Philippines. The historical event ousted the 14-year martial rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and thus, bringing back the country's democracy.