President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday greeted the Muslim Community here and abroad as they marked the observance of 2023 holy month of Ramadan.
In a press release issued by Malacanang dated March 23,2023, Marcos stated in message , In the name of of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, I joined the Filipino Muslim community here and around the world as they welcome and observe the holy month of Ramdan.
Marcos underscored that ‘this season of fasting, prayers, and almsgiving is an opportune time to embody the values of discipline, reverance ,humility.’ ” this season of fasting ,prayers ,and almsgiving is an oppotune time to embody the values of discipline, reverance, humility”
In between thanking the Almighty for answered prayers and asking for sustained graces, let us also include our daily prayers those who are in deep distress caused by hunger, natural calamities, and unfavorable circumstances . The rituals and services during Ramadan remind us of our shared moral obligation—
regardless of faith —to compassionately take care of each , uphold our human dgnity, and stad in solidarity, Marcos stated.
As a nation enriched with cultural—diversity, let us allow our hearts to embrace the profound truth that respect conquers divisions, understanding obliterates prejudice and love overall”, he added.
In conclusion, Marcos said ” I wish you a solemn and blessed observance.