Feb. 25, 2023 no longer a holiday —Palace
Malacañang on Friday clarified that February 25, 2023 will no longer be a regular holiday after President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. declared February 24 as a special non-working holiday.
"Consistent with the holidays moved in furtherance of holiday economics as contained in Proclamation No. 90 dated November 11, 2022, February 24, 2023 has been declared a special non-working holiday to mark the Edsa anniversary in lieu of February 25, 2023 (a regular working day) but without diminishing the latter's significance," a post on the Official Gazette's Facebook page said.
Through his Proclamation No. 167, Marcos moved the February 25 holiday to February 24 "to enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend pursuant to the principle of holiday economics... provided that the historical significance of the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is maintained."
It was on February 25, 1986 when the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., his family, and close associates fled the country amid the People Power Revolution.
As of Friday noon, Malacañang has yet to announce if Marcos has activities related to the EDSA People Power anniversary. The President, however, is set to grace the Tan-Ok ni Ilocano festival in Laoag City in the afternoon.
Last year, Marcos signed Proclamation No. 90 to push for holiday economics "aimed at ushering in long weekends to provide Filipinos much-needed opportunity for travel while at the same time, help the government prop up its tourism revenues." —Anna Felicia Bajo/KBK, GMA Integrated News