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Legarda joins Filipino Muslims in celebration of Eid’l Fitr

July 5, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims as she enjoined all Filipinos, regardless of religious and spiritual beliefs, to share in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr.

“I wish to extend my warm wishes and greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr. You show what Islam is all about. You display deep faith and devotion, discipline, obedience and charity, with Muslims across the world giving what they can and giving up what they own for the less fortunate. We are witness to your compassion as you open your doors to people of all backgrounds. The faith, humility, and patience that Eid’l Fitr symbolizes are virtues that we must all have as Filipinos,” Legarda stressed.

Legarda authored Republic Act No. 9177, which decrees that the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar is a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Fitr. This law further decrees that the tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar shall be a regional holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the observance of Eid’l Adha.

“To our Muslim brothers and sisters, I wish you a joyous and meaningful celebration. And to the non-Muslim Filipinos, I enjoin you to consider this occasion as more than just another holiday, but our way as a nation of advancing peace and security, and celebrating harmony and respect for all faiths,” Legarda concluded.