- The Palace has officially announced that July 31, 2020, will be a regular holiday
- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea both confirmed the declaration
- The said holiday was meant to honor the celebration of Eid’l Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice”
- During this holiday, safety measures will still be observed because of the COVID-19 threat
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President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declared July 31, 2020, as a regular holiday to celebrate the Eid’l Adha.
KAMI learned that the declaration was both confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
In a Facebook post by News5, President Duterte signed Proclamation No. 985 on July 29 to make it an official holiday.
The holiday is still subjected to the existing community quarantine and social distancing protocols.
Due to the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, there are now safety measures that should be observed for those countries or places that allow the visiting of mosques.
The new protocols include social distancing, regular hand washing, not allowing the elderly with chronic disease, and children below 15 years old.
Eid’l Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice” is the second of two Islamic holidays that are being celebrated worldwide yearly.
This marks the end of Hajj or the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and in remembrance of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to God.
In a recent report by KAMI, President Duterte faced the nation last July 27 to report about the current state of the Philippines.
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