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Message of Senator Loren Legarda | (Author of RA 9177, Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday)

August 9, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, author of RA 9177 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday, today shared in the celebration of Eidul Fitr.

“I join our Filipino Muslims in celebrating the Eidul Fitr and enjoin our non-Muslim citizens to respect and observe this occasion, which is the essence of the holiday declaration.

“The holy month of Ramadan has been another test of faith and self-discipline for our Muslim brothers and sisters. As you celebrate the end of a month-long prayer and sacrifice through this special Islamic occasion, I hope that you have all reaffirmed and enhanced your spiritual devotion to the Islamic faith.

“Let us all reflect on the virtues of humility, patience and generosity that Eidul Fitr signifies.

“To our Muslim brothers and sisters, I wish you a joyous and meaningful celebration.”