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Malacanang declares September 12 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha

President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte

MALACANANG has declared Monday, Sept. 12, as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines to celebrate Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” in solidarity with the country’s minority Muslim community.

Eid’l Adha, one of the greatest festivals of Islam, honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice Ishmael in obedience to Allah (God). It also commemorates the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

Citing Republic Act 9849. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the declaration of Sept. 12 as a national holiday is in line with the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

“Now therefore, I , Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines by virtue of the powers vested in my by law, do hereby declare Monday, September 12, 2016, as regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice),” Medialdea, reading President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 56, said.

 

Rodolfo Andal
Aside for writing for Beyond Deadlines, Rodolfo "Rudy" Andal is also a senior reporter of Pilipino Star Ngayon covering the Malacanang beat, a prized assignment for Philippine based reporters. He started working as journalist in 1989 and is a news stringer of Associated Press and Asahi Shimbun, two of the most prestigious wire services in the world.

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