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Marcos declares July 9 a holiday for Eid’l Adha

A BOY reads the Koran at the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila on the eve of Ramadan. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSEL PALMA

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has declared July 9 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, according to his office.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos recommended the holiday, the president said in Proclamation No. 2, which was signed on July 5.

“The observance of Eid’l Adha shall be subject to the public health measures of the National Government,” Mr. Marcos said in the proclamation.

Muslims make up about 6.01% of the Philippines’ total population, according to a 2017 report by the local statistics agency. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza

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