Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid’l Fitr

Pia Ranada
Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid’l Fitr
In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte called on all Filipinos to be instruments of “love, respect, and selfless service” in his Eid’l Fitr message.

“Take this an an opportunity to deepen your role as instruments of love, sacrifice, respect, and selfless service and may each of you remain our government’s partner in promoting peace and understanding among Filipinos from all walks of life,” said Duterte in a message sent on Wednesday, June 5.

Malacañang had declared the day a non-working holiday in honor of the Muslim celebration, also known as Festival of Breaking the Fast or end of Ramadan.

“May all Muslim Filipinos observe this day as a time for reflection, enlightenment, and renewal of commitment to a much stronger devotion to the Almighty,” said the Philippine leader.


– Rappler.com

 

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.