President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday urged Muslim brothers and sisters to sustain the values and practices they embody during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
"As you culminate the holy month of Ramadhan by celebrating the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, may you sustain the values, teachings, and practices that you have wholeheartedly discerned and embodied throughout this time," Marcos said in his Eid'l Fitr message.
"Let these form the foundations of your characters as you continue to fulfill righteous deeds and strive to live a virtuous life moving forward," Marcos added.
He also said the entire Filipino community joins all Muslims in observing the solemn and festive occasion "for we recognize the Islamic faith and embrace it as part of our own collective consciousness."
"With our many faiths informing all our actions and bridging all our differences as a diverse set of peoples, we can transcend any challenge and still remain united under the banners of camaraderie, respect, and love," Marcos said.
"May the Almighty grant all of our fervent wishes and prayers. Eid Mubarak!" he added.
Marcos had declared April 21, 2023 as a regular holiday in observance of the Eid'l Fitr.
One of the most important occasions in Islam, and known as the festival of the breaking of the fast, Eid’l Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Eid'l Fitr comes after fulfilling the teachings of Allah. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA Integrated News