Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as regular holiday.
Proclamation No. 06
DECLARING WEDNESDAY, 6 JULY 2016, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country.
WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting.
WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr, and
WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the tore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 6 July 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country.
NOW, THEREOF, I, RODRIGO R. DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Wednesday, 6 July 2016 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of ramadhan)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 4th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
By the President:
[President’s hand and seal]
SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
[Malacanang Palace Seal]
THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PRRD MessagePresident Duterte’s Eid’l Fitr Message
Assalamu alaikum (Peace be with you)!
I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to the members of the Muslim Ummah (communities), as they celebrate today Eid’l Fitr or the culmination of the month-long observance of fasting for the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
The observance of fasting during Ramadhan is among the five pillars of Islam. As everybody knows, fasting during Ramadhan teaches discipline. It instills in one’s mind and heart the virtues of honesty, sincerity and commitment to his faith. It promotes understanding, peace, sympathy and love for fellow human beings.
This year’s celebration is indeed timely and relevant, as the Filipino nation starts a fresh move towards peace, stability, development and progress under a new leadership. Definitely, we view the new administration with high hope and sustained enthusiasm that, with the support and cooperation of every Filipino, it will propel our country to greater heights.
May the sense of discipline the Holy Month of Ramadhan has taught and nurtured among Muslims inspire all the members of the Muslim Filipino communities to unite with other Filipinos to achieve lasting peace, political, stability, economic growth and development. Indeed, change is coming!
Happy Edi’l Fitr Al Mubarak, Mabuhay ang Filipino.
RODRIGO R. DUTERTE
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