WHEREAS, Eid'l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eid'l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommends that the observance of Eid'l Adha in the Philippines be on 25 September 2015 based on the Islamic Calendar and the declaration made by Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, thereby amending its earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on 24 September 2015;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 25 September 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 15th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.