The president just proclaimed that November 16, 2010 is a National holiday in celebration of Eid’l-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Proclamation No. 6. Here’s the content of the declaration,
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
DECLARING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN CELEBRATION OF EID’L-ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)
WHEREAS, RA 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feast of Islam;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has confirmed that the feast of Eid’l Adha falls on November 16, 2010;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, November 16, 2010 as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the city of Manila, this 9th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
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