Aquino greets Muslim Filipinos on start of Ramadhan

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III extended on Saturday his greetings to the Muslim Filipinos as they celebrate the start of the fasting month of Ramadhan on Sunday.

Ramadhan is a sacred period of reflection and worship, Aquino said, noting that it it is an opportunity for the Muslim Filipinos to reinforce their discipline, self-control, and compassion. These are values which are integral to the tenets of Islam and universally vital to the development of each individual, he said.

"Our solidarity enables us to learn from each other and create a more unified and harmonious nation where citizens of various beliefs and creeds can work together to uphold peace and harmony," the President said.

"May this event strengthen your faith and inspire you to deepen your commitment to fulfilling our shared vision of lasting, equitable progress," he added.

"The Philippines continues to grow more robust as our communities make their diversity a source of strength, open themselves up to new insights, and welcome each other as one people."

Aquino expressed hope that the blessed teachings of the Holy Qur’an guide the Muslim Filipinos in this time of fasting and prayer, and allow them to contribute more passionately towards building a better future for the nation. (SDR/Sunnex)

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