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EDSA anniversary in 2024 not a holiday; Palace tells why


The 38th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution is not on the list of holidays Malacañang released on Friday.

In a statement, the Office of the President maintained its respect for the commemoration of the event in 1986.

"However, such was not included in the list of special non-working days for the year 2024 as February 25 falls on a Sunday,” the statement said.

“There is a minimal socio-economic impact in declaring such a day as a special non-working holiday since it coincides with the rest day for most workers/laborers,” it added. 

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. declared February 24, 2023 a special non-working day "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." 

February 25, 2023 was a Saturday. —NB, GMA Integrated News

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