4 months Palace declares June 5 national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr MB
By Genalyn Kabiling Malacañang has declared June 5, Wednesday as a regular holiday across the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr which marks the end of the Ramadan. Malacañang Palace. (Photo by Richard V. Viñas/ Manila Bulletin) The national holiday declaration, contained in Proclamation No. 729 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, was made upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. “In order to bring religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 05 June, 2019 a regular holiday throughout the country,” the proclamation read. ... more