February 25, 2013 – NO CLASSES, EDSA People Power 27th Anniversary

No classes today February 25, 2013 – for all levels in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986. A special holiday for all schools nationwide, in accordance to President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, 2012.

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The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that began in 1983 and culminated in 1986. The methods used amounted to a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and electoral fraud. This case of nonviolent revolution led to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country’s democracy

The majority of the demonstrations took place on a long stretch of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, more commonly known by its acronym EDSA, in Metropolitan Manila from February 22–25, 1986 and involved over two million Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and including religious groups. The protests, fueled by the resistance and opposition from years of corrupt governance by Marcos, culminated with the departure of the dictator from Malacañan Palace to the United States state of HawaiiCorazon Aquino was proclaimed as the legitimate President of the Philippines after the revolution.

Let us all keep in mind that this day shall serve as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a NATION and as a PEOPLE.

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