By Junex Doronio
July 6, 2022
MANILA — In observance of Eid al-Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday declared July 9, Saturday, a regular holiday.
Eid al-Adha celebrates the time when Ibrahim (Abraham) had a dream that he believed was a message from Allah (Arabic term for God) asking him to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to the Supreme Being.
The President signed Proclamation 2 in connection with the Muslim feast.
According to a document Malacañang released Wednesday, in issuing Proclamation 2, PBBM cited Republic Act 9849 which provides that Eid’l Adha be celebrated as a regular holiday.
The declaration is based on the Islamic Calendar.
It was learned that this year, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the Eid’l Adha be observed on July 9. (ai/mtvn)