PROCLAMATION NO. 1071
DECLARING THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2016, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WHEREAS, the Edsa People Power Revolution, which restored our democratic institution and ushered in political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;
WHEREAS, 25 February 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution;
WHEREAS, the Edsa People Power Commission requested that 25 February 2016 be declared as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the entire Filipino nation be given the opportunity to observe this milestone in our country’s history.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Thursday, 25 February 2016, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 8th day of July , in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.