BALANGA CITY — Muslims from this city gathered at the Bataan People’s Center here in joyful observance of the end of Ramadan Wednesday.
Men and women were mostly in their colorful costumes. Men were separated from the women in the giant center.
An imam led in the prayers and preached on what Eid’l Fitr will bring under the grace of Allah.
“Ito ay araw ng Eid’l Fitr, kapistahan ng pagtatapos ng buwan ng Ramadan. Uuwi kami sa aming mga tahanan at doon mag-cecelebrate at hihintayin ang mga kapatiran na bibisita sa bawat bahay,” Sultan Sam Gogo Ampuan said.
Ampuan is president of Muslims in Balanga City that he said there are 800 of them coming from Marawi and other areas of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.
“Yung mga hindi pa nag-aayuno sana sa susunod na buwan ng Ramadan ay makapag-ayuno sila at magdiwang ng Eid Mubarak sa kanilang lahat,” he said.
Other Muslims in Bataan from the towns of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Limay and Mariveles conducted separate celebrations.