MANILA, Philippines - It's a 4-day weekend for students and teachers.
After classes were suspended in various areas in Manila Friday, February 22, due to heavy rain, the Department of Education issued a reminder that Monday, February 25 -- the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution -- is a special holiday for schools.
February 25, Monday, is a special holiday for schools. Teachers DO NOT have to report to work.— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) February 22, 2013
Malacañang declared February 25 as a special holiday for schools through Proclamation 459, which means that while teachers and students do not have to go to school, other public and private institutions will still continue operations.
The 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy in the Philippines is celebrated yearly. - with reports from Angela Casauay/Rappler.com