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Palace declares August 12 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

August 08, 2019 - Thursday 11:08 AM by MDM

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President Rodrigo Duterte has officiall announced Monday, August 12, 2019, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eid'l Adha.

Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday said this is pursuant to Republic Act No. 9849 and the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

"The Office of the President hopes that with such declaration, our Muslim brothers and sisters can properly observe and enjoy the Feast of Sacrifice with their loved ones," Panelo said, adding an official copy of the proclamation will be released to the public once it is available.