Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

May the peace and mercy of The Almighty be upon us all.

On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, I extend our warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters as you celebrate Eid al-Adha or the ‘Feast of Sacrifice.’

Today, we honor the sacrifices made by millions of Hujjaj from all over the world as they conclude their annual Hajj or holy pilgrimage in the blessed land of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As nations across the globe confront the challenges caused by armed conflict, poverty, inequality and the current health crisis, may all of us be inspired by the remarkable journey made by members of the Islamic faith.

When they converged in the Kaabah, the Muslim people demonstrated that despite differences in their nationality, culture or station in life, they are united by their faith in The Almighty Allah.

It is our hope and prayer that such solidarity shown by the Ummah will serve as a shining example to the Filipino people and encourage them to remain united and work together, as we pursue our collective vision of achieving a just and lasting peace in our country.

The Marcos administration is inspired by the lessons imparted by the Eid al-Adha, and is determined to continue the implementation of the comprehensive Philippine peace process, especially in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

May this blessed day bring peace, unity, harmony, and spiritual renewal among the Muslim Ummah around the world.

Eid al-Adha Mubarak!