• Feb 25 is special holiday for public schools

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    FEBRUARY 25 is a special holiday for all public schools nationwide as the Department of Education (DepEd) has advised its teachers and non-teaching personnel not to report for work today in line with the 29th anniversary of EDSA People Power revolution.

    In a memorandum issued on Monday, the DepEd said that “all public school-based personnel, including school heads, teachers, and staff, need not report for work on February 25, as part of the commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power uprising.”

    The education department, however, said that personnel at the central office, regional offices, and schools division offices shall follow their regular schedule.

    The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) earlier asked the DepEd to clarify the scope of the school holiday on Wednesday for the EDSA revolution’s 29th anniversary.

    The group said the ‘clarification’ from Malacañang resulted to further confusion in the field because some school administrators ordered their teachers to report for work in the belief that the holiday is for students only.

    Last Sunday, Malacañang declared February 25 a special holiday for all schools to mark the 1986 People Power revolution’s 29th anniversary.

    The Commission on Higher Education said it will also accede to Malacanang’s proclamation declaring February 25 as a “Special Holiday for all schools.” –

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