June 19, 2024

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Romualdez hails role fo Filipino Muslims in nation-building on Eid’l Fitr

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday extolled the contributions of the Filipino Muslim community in nation-building on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr or the culmination of the month-long observance of the holy month of Ramadan.

“As we join in the celebrations of Eid’l Fitr, let us also recognize the diversity that enriches our nation. The Philippines is home to a vibrant Muslim community whose contributions have greatly enriched our great nation,” said Speaker Romualdez, the leader of the 300-plus-strong House of Representatives.

“Let us embrace the spirit of inclusivity and understanding, fostering unity and respect for all faiths and beliefs,” he expressed.

Romualdez said he is one with Muslim brothers in celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer and reflection.

“As we gather with loved ones to share in the festivities, let us not only rejoice in the abundance of food and blessings but also in the deeper spiritual meaning behind this sacred time,” he said.

The House leader from Leyte said Ramadan teaches the values of patience, empathy and self-discipline, and it is a time for introspection, where individuals strive for personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. 

“Through fasting and acts of charity, Muslims demonstrate their commitment to compassion and generosity, reaching out to those in need and fostering solidarity within their communities,” Romualdez stated.

“May this Eid bring not only joy but also renewed hope and optimism for our shared future. Let us carry forward the values of compassion, generosity and unity that define this occasion, extending kindness and goodwill to all,” he added.