On August 28, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Proclamation 297, declaring September 1, 2017, Friday, a regular holiday. This decree is to commemorate Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice. Eid’l Adha is one of the two major feasts celebrated by Muslims all over the world.
In the Province of Lanao del Norte, Eid’l Adha was celebrated for three days which started on September 1 up to September 3, where hundreds of residents in the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo and nearby areas gathered to join the feast.
In the observation of the Feast of Sacrifice, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte slaughtered 20 cattle and was shared among the residents of the Province. This beef sharing program is an annual practice of the Provincial Government through the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Fritzie P. Provido, Acting Provincial Veterinarian on behalf of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. The Provincial Governor made sure that all constituents, including Christians who will come and join the festivity will be given enough food to feast.
Eid’l Adha is observed by Muslims around the world to honour the act of obedience of Ibrahim (Abraham) even sacrificing his son Ishmael to comply with the command of Allah. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor and needy; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; and the remaining third is retained by the family.
Mayor Ulwan Dimaporo of SND expressed his gratitude to Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo for continuously sharing the bounty that Lanao del Norte has. The Mayor was also happy to see the people shared the food with each other even to those who are non-Muslims. This is just to show how united the people of Lanao del Norte is. Muslim and Christian residents have live harmoniously together for years which propel the fast growing development projects of the province.
Barangay Captain Abdul Nassib S. Macabato of Barangay Bauyan was on high spirit that the beef sharing program of the Provincial Government in observance of Eid’l Adha was held in his barangay.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibraza-Dimaporo continue to implement the programs of the Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiatives which fosters unity, respect and understanding that sustains the harmonious relationship between the Muslims and Christians living in the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN