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Ninoy Aquino Day Declared as a Special Non-Working Holiday on August 21

Thursday next week, Filipino's all over the country will celebrate the 31st death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., father of our current President Benigno 'Noynoy' Simeon C. Aquino III.

August 21, 2014 Ninoy Aquino Day Declared as a Special Non-Working Holiday
 August 21, 2014 Ninoy Aquino Day Declared as a Special Non-Working Holiday

August 21, 2014 is declared by the National Government as a Special Non-Working Holiday. The proclamation is declared in accordance with Republic Act (RA) 9265 that signed by Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo early month of year 2004.

President Aquino has signed Proclamation 655 declaring August 21, 2014 as one of Philippine's Special Non-Working Holiday for this year 2014, following Republic Act (RA) 9265.

Citing the history of the celebration, the late Senator Ninoy is considered one of our country's heroes due to his battle against the government of President Ferdinand Marcos who have govern Philippines through Martial Law.

He later then assassinated at the Manila International Airport year 1983 right after returning from his self-imposed exile in the United States of America. With it born civil uprisings in Metro Manila which led to the first ever revolution in the Philippines - the People Power Revolution. Senator Aquino's wife then, late President Corazon Aquino led the revolution and came to win the presidential election and ended the Martial Law Regime year 1986.

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