The University of the Philippines Diliman announced on Friday, February 24 that there will be no classes and work on campus on Saturday, February 25.
This announcement comes after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. moved the celebration of the Edsa People Power holiday from Saturday to Friday.
“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,” the Official Gazette said.
February 25, 1986 is considered an important day in Philippine history. It was the culmination of a series of events that led to the ousting of dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., the current President’s late father.