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Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared Monday a special holiday for all private and public schools in observance of the 23rd anniversary of the People Power uprising that restored democracy in the country.

Arroyo did not declare a holiday for workers after a “consensus” was reached in the labor sector to avoid non-payment of a day’s pay to contractual and casual employees, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said.

The President declared Monday a holiday for schools under Proclamation 1728, which she signed on Thursday.

The 23rd anniversary of the first People Power uprising that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship falls on Wednesday, February 25.

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