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Together with the Filipino people, I am one with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the celebration of the Eid’l Adha.

Today, our Muslim community commemorates the sacrifice of Ibrahim when he demonstrated his strong faith and submission to the will of Allah. This meaningful feast reminds us all of the importance of solidarity and compassion for one another toward the achievement of our shared vision and goal. May the virtues of this solemn occasion continue to inspire the entire nation as we build an inclusive, just, and humane society.

In the face of tremendous pressures and problems, let us remain steadfast and keep our faith that everything happens according to a divine plan. At all times, we are called to stand up for our Filipino values and to make our own sacrifice– to overcome any challenge with a moral courage, speak up for what is right even if it is unpopular, and put the welfare of the greater majority before our own.

May our resolve remain firm, our principles untarnished, and our faith be strengthened as we strive to bequeath a better future for the generations to come.

Kul am wa antum bekhair, eid’l adha al-mubarak!

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