Malacanang Released PNoy’s Ramadhan Message to the Philippine Islamic Community

By on Aug 2, 2011 in Announcement, Events, Holidays, Local, National Comments

Malacanang Palace released President Noynoy Aquino Ramadhan message to the Muslim-Filipino community last week.

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According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines post last July 30, 2011, the President sends his heartfelt greetings to the Philippine Islamic Community in their observance of the holy month of Ramadhan.

Below is the full text of the PNoy’s Ramadhan Message courtesy of Official Gazette:

His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
To the Philippine Islamic community
On the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadhan

[Manila, July 30, 2011]

I extend my heartfelt salaam to the Muslim-Filipino community, as you observe the holy month of Ramadhan.

Your devotion to perform the essential requisites of Islam, such as the holy fasting, is an inspiring deed that attests to your reverence for the Almighty. Your steadfastness in your sacrifice during the 29 days of Ramadhan is also by itself an opportunity for enlightenment. Apart from being a personal quest of faith, Ramadhan serves as a representation of peace, as Muslims around the world embody the spirit of solidarity in this moment of glorification. I am thus heartened by how this religious event demonstrates the readiness of Muslims to be humbled by abstinence. I am confident that we remain united by our common endeavor to attain lasting stability.

I wish the Muslim-Filipino community a renewal that transcends this holy month. Our fellow countrymen are one with you in contemplating the importance of serenity in the fulfillment of our spiritual obligations.


In related news, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said last week that August 30, 2011 the end of Ramadan or Eid’l Fitr, will be a non-working holiday.

According to several local news sites, the deputy presidential spokesperson confirmed that there would be a long weekend in the last week of this month as August 29 (Monday) is National Heroes’ Day and August 30 (Tuesday) will be the end of Ramadan holiday.

Update August 16, 2011
August 30, 2011 (Tuesday) was officially declared a regular holiday as per Proclamation No. 234.

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