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VP Robredo: Filipinos will overcome all challenges together

Although times are difficult, Vice President Leni Robredo believes  Filipinos will overcome all challenges together.

Vice-President Leni Robredo (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)
Vice-President Leni Robredo (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

“I know that the spirit of the Filipino is strong, and that our bonds of affection and solidarity do not diminish in times of hardship. They grow ever stronger,” she said in her Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) message to Filipinos from the Muslim community Friday.

“We will overcome our challenges. And we will rise together and build a kinder, more humane, more equitable, better normal for all,” added Robredo.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vice president said this year’s feast of sacrifice takes on a different character.

“Where once we gathered around a table with friends and loved ones to share a feast, today we keep the gatherings small, imbibing a deeper mindfulness for the safety and welfare of our loved ones. It is a small sacrifice, still grounded upon the bedrock of Ibrahim’s humility, obedience, and faith,” said Robredo.

She greeted Filipinos from the Muslim community a safe and happy Eid Al-Adha.

“May the blessings of the Almighty be upon you on this day, and all the days of the year. I am one with you in spirit, in sacrifice, in celebration, and in resolve,” said Robredo.

Malacanang on Thursday issued Proclamation No. 985 signed by President Duterte declaring Friday, July 31, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid al-Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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