Officially declared July 6 is a holiday for Eid’l Fitr. READ HERE

Malacañang is expected to declare July 6 a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan.

In a radio interview, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said an official announcement may be issued on Monday or Tuesday.

Quoting from his interview, he said “Napag-usapan namin iyan ni Executive Secretary (Salvador) Medialdea at ito po ay sa July 6. Pero hintayin na lang po natin ‘yung opisyal na announcement ngayong darating na Lunes or Martes po,”
The celebration of Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadan, wherein Muslims take a month-long fasting for the holy month, usually lasts for 3 days. Arroyo administration has signed a law last November 2002, in the form of Republic Act No. 9177. This declares a national holiday on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic Calendar. But, the day is always to be adjusted according to the Islamic Calendar.

Peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims has been marred by a decades-old war in Mindanao between Islamic separatist groups and the Philippines government.

The Duterte administration is bent pursuing peace talks with communist and Muslim rebels in the south.

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