MANILA, Philippines – Idineklara ng Malacañang ang holiday sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at iba pang Muslim-majority areas sa Pebrero 8 bilang paggunita sa Al-Isra’ Wal Mi’raj.
Ayon sa Presidential Communications Office (PCO), sakop ng anunsyong holiday ang mga sumusunod na probinsya at lungsod:
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte
“Muslim government employees outside of the BARMM are also entitled to observe this holiday,” dagdag pa nito.
“Per Memorandum of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos dated 22 January 2024, the observance of 1445 Hijrah (2024) Isra Wal Mi’raj or Night Journey and Ascension of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. will fall on the 27th day of the Islamic lunar month of Rajab 1445 Hijrah, corresponding to 08 February 2024,” sinabi ni Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles sa memorandum na inisyu nitong Miyerkules, Pebrero 7, 2024.
“In light of the foregoing and based on Article 172 of P.D. No. 1083, dated 04 February 1977, all Muslim government officials and employees in places other than those enumerated under Article 170 of the same law1 shall be excused from reporting to office in order that they may observe the Muslim Holiday. To reiterate, all Muslim government officials and employees are free from office work on 08 February 2024 without being marked absent,” dagdag pa niya. RNT/JGC