THE Malacañang has clarified that February 25, 2023, the 37th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, is no longer a 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 in the Official Gazette of the Philippines said.

Instead of celebrating the Edsa People Power Revolution anniversary on the day itself, which falls on a weekend, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. moved it to February 24, 2023, a Friday, to give way to a long weekend “to enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend pursuant to the principle of holiday economics.”

The People Power Revolution, which took place in 1986, marked the end of the 20-year rule of the Marcos patriarch, who served more than half of his tenure under martial law. (SunStar Philippines)