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Philippines Declare June 29 ARMM Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

The government of the Philippines has announced that the date of the regional public holiday for the upcoming Lailatul Isra Wal Miraj (the Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of Prophet Mohammed) as Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

As per the aforementioned announcement, made on the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and under the auspices of the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines, Lailatul Isra Wal Miraj will be an official non-working public holiday to be observed in region 9, the former region 12 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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