PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has declared July 20 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.
The declaration was based on the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, the President said in Proclamation 1189.
The observance of Eid’l Adha will be “subject to existing community quarantine and social distancing measures,” according to a copy of the order.
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