Press Release
June 26, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Co-Author of RA 9177 (Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday)

"I join Muslims all over the world in celebrating the Eidul Fitr with fervent prayers that the conflict in Marawi would end soon. Let us show solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters by striving to build peaceful communities where differences are respected.

"As a feast of great importance to Muslims, the Eidul Fitr has been a familiar occasion even to a Catholic-dominated nation, and I hope that it goes beyond familiarity and would pave the way for deeper understanding among Filipinos regardless of faith or religious belief.

"Let us all reflect on the virtues of humility, patience and generosity that this celebration signifies. Eid Mubarak!"

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