Palace declares June 26 a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 04:13 PM June 16, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte declared June 26 as a regular holiday nationwide in observance of the Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan.


The declaration was cited in the Proclamation 235 signed by the President on June 16.

“The entire Filipino nation should have the opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr,” the proclamation read.


It’s going to be a long weekend since the holiday falls on a Monday.

Republic Act No. 9177, which was approved by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2002, provides that only the Office of the President can declare the Eid al-Fitr as a regular holiday, upon the recommendation of the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos. JPV/rga

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