DAVAO CITY, June 25, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte greeted on Sunday the Muslim faithful on the occassion of the Eid’l Fitr.
Duterte greeted the Muslim community in a statement released by the Presidential Communications Office.
“I join our Muslim Filipino Community in celebration of Eid’l Fitr.
The first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal always brings great joy to our Muslim brothers and sisters. This signifies the successful journey towards spiritual purification through a month-long fasting. On this special day, remember to thank Allah for bestowing upon you the resolve, courage and fortitude to obey His commandments during the blessed month of Ramadhan.
May this renewed sense of spiritual accomplishment give you the strength and courage to cultivate our communities. In times when all odds seem stacked against us, it is out willpower and faith that wil always see us through. Let us channel our energies towards fostering national unity — because dedicating our lives to the betterment of humanity is the best way to demonstrate our devotion to God.
Together, let us work towards building a society that is grounded on love, mutual respect and understanding.
May this special day bring happiness, peace and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!“