President Duterte is joining the Filipino-Muslim community in celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan and giving thanks to the Almighty for sustaining and blessing them during the month-long fasting.
"In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, I join the entire Filipino-Muslim community in celebrating Eid'l Fitr," Duterte said in his message on Monday.
"In this festive conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, our Muslim brothers and sisters are given the chance to revel in the enlightenment and connection that they have received from Allah," he added.
Duterte also said that "indeed, we have been sustained greatly by our faith in the past years when our nation faced the Covid-19 pandemic."
"Let us therefore be truly grateful for the constant guidance and provision we have received all throughout this whole ordeal," he added.
The President said that he hopes that the spirits of the Filipino Muslims are "truly refreshed" while their strength are "fully renewed."
"May this even inspire you to remain models not only of the Islamic faith, but also of goodwill and compassion for all of humanity," he said as he wished for the "blessed and meaningful celebration" of the end of Ramadan.