BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Alhadj Murad Ebrahim called for support towards a “better Bangsamoro” as the Islam community, along with the rest of the nation, observes the Eid’l Fitr holiday. “As we complete and end this year’s observance of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, we in the Bangsamoro government call for your continued support as we lay down the foundation of moral governance… Our idea of a better Bangsamoro is not an easy task. This is our shared struggle and it is possible with all of us working for a common goal,” Mr. Murad said in a video message posted on the BARMM government’s social media page. “As we feast on the Eid’l Fitr, may all our prayers be heard and answered, may we all find forgiveness for those who wronged us, and inner peace for a healthy mind and soul. May the blessings of the Almighty be upon us all,” he said. This year was the first Ramadan and Eid’l Fitr celebrated by the region under the new BARMM established through the Bangsamoro Organic Law that was passed in 2018.
Meanwhile, the BARMM Ramadhan Fair has been extended for another five days and will be open until this weekend. Rosslaini Sinarimbo, officer-in-charge of the region’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, said the extension is intended to compensate for the number of days that the fair had to be closed as part of security measures during the canvassing of ballots held inside the Office of the Chief Minister’s compound, where the fair is located. Ms. Sinarimbo also said that the added days will give an opportunity for more people to visit the fair that highlights Bangsamoro cuisine and local products.