Eid'l fitr a reminder that 'we are a community' – Vice President Robredo

Published May 13, 2021, 8:22 AM

by Roy Mabasa

Despite the constraints brought by the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo called on all the Muslims in the country and around the world to cherish the bonds of being a “community” as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr or the feast that marks the end of a period of fasting.

(VP Leni Robredo Facebook/Manila Bulletin)

While the challenges of the pandemic may prevent the Muslims to gather and celebrate the occasion, the Vice President said Eid is a reminder that “we are a community not just through proximity, but through the numerous acts of solidarity, kindness, justice, and collective resolve that we practice every day”.

“Today is more than a feast that marks the end of a period of fasting; it is a continued reminder that we are a single community,” the Vice President said in a statement.

“As you each end your fasts, cherish these bonds and remember that as we maintain our physical distance, the spiritual ties that bind us tighten with every act of communal responsibility,” she continued.

Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After 30 days of fasting, it is the first day when Muslims gather with their families and friends and enjoy their day fully.

“I look forward to the day when we can reclaim our lives fully, and emerge stronger under a better normal for every Filipino. May the peace of Allah be with us all. Eid Mubarak!” Robredo said.