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BARMM marks peaceful Eid’l Adha

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By John Unson, Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star)

BASILAN , Philippines — The celebration of Eid’l Adha in this province and other areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Sunday was peaceful.

Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman yesterday thanked the Philippine National Police and Western Mindanao Command personnel for providing security during Eid’l Adha activities in the province.

“Besides the mayors and the provincial governors, we also ought to thank barangay officials and of the Bangsamoro regional government for helping the BARMM police and military secure thousands who went out on Sunday to pray,” Brig. Gen. Marni Marcos, BARMM police director, said.

Thousands of Muslims prayed in the parade grounds of the Basilan National High School in Isabela City as personnel of the Isabela City police and soldiers of the 104th Infantry Brigade as well as barangay officials and village watchmen stood guard.

Sen. Richard Gordon said Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice shows that both the Christian and Muslim faith are anchored in the word of God.

Gordon expressed confidence that Mindanao is a step closer to achieving peace and progress with the creation of the BARMM.