Isko greets Muslim brothers on Ramadan

Isko Moreno
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno cites the role of Muslim brothers in the rich history and progress of the city and the entire nation. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno on Sunday greeted members of the Muslim-Filipino communities in the city as they observe the holy month of the Ramadan.

In a live broadcast, Moreno extended his greetings of peace and prosperity, as he cited the role of our Muslim brothers in the rich history and progress of the city and the entire nation.

“Áng Ramadan ay isang yugto kung saan mas higit napapanahon na ang mga turo ng Koran ay isinasabuhay,” the mayor said.

Just like his call to all residents, Moreno also appealed to the Muslim community members to “please stay home, stay safe and stay healthy.”

The month of Ramadan for the year 2020 began on  April 23 and will end on, May 23, for a period of 30 days, beginning and ending at sundown of said dates.

During this month, Muslims engage in fasting, prayer, giving and self-evaluation as well as celebrate the reveleations of the Koran.

Moreno had consistently shown support for the Muslims living in Manila as in fact he even designated a cemetery for them, which is a first in the city, putting all the traditions that go with the interment of their deceased.