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Duterte declares May 13 a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 06:28 PM May 10, 2021
82% of Muslim adults pray the Salah multiple times a day

A Imam prays at an empty mosque in Cotabato City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 22, 2020, ahead of Eid-al-Fitr, with mass gathering still not allowed in mosques or churches, as part of the government’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Ferdinandh CABRERA / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Thursday, May 13, a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the culmination of the fasting of Ramadan.

Duterte made the declaration on Monday through Proclamation No. 1142, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, heeding the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Duterte reminded the public to adhere to quarantine protocols during the observance of the holiday.

“The entire Filipino should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr, subject to community quarantine, social distancing and other public health measures,” the proclamation read.

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