Vice President Leni Robredo extolled the Filipinos’ strong spirit Friday (July 31) as she greeted Muslims on Eid’l Adha or Sacrifice Feast.
In a statement, Robredo acknowledged that the holiday celebration for Muslims will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” she said.
Despite the change, Robredo said the Filipinos’ spriti is strong and bonds do not diminish in times of hardship.
“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. We will overcome our challenges. And we will rise together and build a kinder, more humane, more equitable, better normal for all,” she said.