President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed hopes Friday that Filipinos will “break the chains of divisiveness” towards achieving “shared goals” as the country observes the Islamic holiday of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice today.
The Chief Executive also encouraged the people to “offer themselves for the sake of others and take to heart the lessons learned today,” as he wished the country’s Muslim communities to have a solemn and meaningful observance of the so-called “Greater Eid.”
The President said that Eid’l Adha is a reminder that “with deep faith and loyalty to our virtues, we can take risks for hefty costs, even if it means losing those whom we love and letting go of many things that matter to us.”
“As we commemorate how Ibrahim offered his son in obedience of Allah, let us likewise believe that in entrusting ourselves and surrendering our worries to the Supreme Authority, all our hearts’ desires for the greater good will be heard and granted,” Marcos said.
“The solemn narrative that punctuates this occasion tells us that, at the onset of this administration, we must prepare ourselves to go beyond our comfort zones as we walk the path we have willingly chosen,” the President said.
“The journey ahead of us will not be easy, but if we fight for what is right and predicate our very action on our love for our fellowmen and women, our people will surely benefit from the results of our individual choices,” he added.