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Aside from students, teaching and non-teaching personnel who are based in schools in the country will also enjoy the privilege of an additional holiday on Monday (February 25) commemorating the 27th EDSA People Power Anniversary, Malacanang clarified on Sunday.
In an interview aired over government-run radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced this clarification in response to the numerous queries about the inclusion of teachers and staff under said the holiday declaration.
She said Education Secretary Armin Luistro made the clarification during a meeting she held with Luistro this morning.
“Tapos, ang may pasok lang po sa mga DepEd personnel ay kung doon po kayo naka-assign sa division, sa central, at sa regional offices kasi hindi naman po kayo sa eskwelahan naka-assign. So kayo po may trabaho po kayo, pero ‘yung teaching and non-teaching personnel na sa eskwelahan po mismo naka-assign, kasama po kayo sa walang pasok. ‘Yun po ang linawin natin,” she added.
The commemoration of the 27th EDSA People Power Anniversary is included under Proclamation No. 459 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last August 16, 2012 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013.