President Rodrigo Duterte extended greetings to all Muslim brothers and sisters in the Philippines and across the globe in their celebration of Eid’l Fitr.

Duterte said in his message that Eid’l Fitr or the Festival of Breaking the Fast is “a solemn occasion that binds the Muslim community together as they mark the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.”

According to Duterte, the entire Filipino nation joins all Muslims as they offer prayers of praise and thanksgiving as well as demonstrate the virtues of Islamic faith in accordance with the teachings of Allah through the Quran.

“May all Muslim Filipinos observe this day as a time for reflection, enlightenment and renewal of commitment to a much stronger devotion to the Almighty. Take this as an opportunity to deepen your role as instruments of love, sacrifice, respect and selfless service and may each of you remain our government’s partner in promoting peace and understanding among Filipinos from all walks of life,” Duterte said.