OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Feb. 11 (PIA) – February 25, this year, is EDSA People Power Revolution (PPR) Day, a special holiday for all schools, nationwide.
This is pursuant to Proclamation No. 655, issued by President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sept. 25, last year, wherein he said EDSA PPR restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country and serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere, as a nation and as a people.
Meanwhile, pursuant to the proclamation, the year 2014 will have a total of the 10 regular holidays : January 1, New Year’s Day, April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan, April 17, Maundy Thursday, April 18, Good Friday, May 1, Labor Day, June 12, Independence Day, August 25, Last Monday of August/National Heroes Day, November 30, Bonifacio Day, December 25, Christmas Day and December 30, Rizal Day.
It will also have the following seven special non-working days: Jan. 31, Chinese New Year, April 19, Black Saturday, August 21, Ninoy Aquino Day, November 1, All Saints Day, December 24, Day Before Christmas, Dec. 26, Day After Christmas. and December 31, Last Day of the Year.
On the other hand, the proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha shall be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic Calendar (Hijra) or the Lunar Calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.
To this end, the proclamation provides that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which days the holidays shall respectively fall. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)