Lobregat joins Eid’l-Fit’r celebration PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015 11:30

By Jubels Santos

Congressman Celso L. Lobregat visited on Friday Muslim communities as they celebrated Hariraya Puasa or Ed’l Fit’r.

Lobregat was warmly received in Barangay Tigbalabag where a thanksgiving party was hosted by number 1 Barangay Kagawad Totoh Mohammad.

Mohammad told Lobregat that this is the first time they celebrated the end of Ramadan in the covered court and open to all Tigbalabag residents, Muslims and Christians alike including visitors.

In past years, the village official said they have been celebrating Eid in their respective residences only.

Rep. Lobregat was invited to the celebration which later turned into a fun-filled activity due to the presence of the solon.

Dances and games entertained the crowd mostly from Tigbalabag and those from neighboring barangays.

With Lobregat were Vice Mayor Cesar Ituralde, Councilors Jerry Perez, Mike Alavar, BG Guingona, Myra Paz Valderoza Abubakar, Gerky Valesco and Ismael Musa. Together with the group were former councilors Rey Candido and Rudy Lim and his congressional staff in the city led by Kit Barredo.

Officials from nearby barangays also joined the celebration, namely Barangay Chairman Joselito Alavar of Vitali, Nasri Asari of Limaong, Ismael Malik of Mangusu, and Rolando Ofendoreyes of the host barangay.

In his short message, Lobregat said that Ramadan is likened to the Lenten Season observed by their Christian counterparts. Lobregat also led the group of city officials in gracing the celebration of Hariraya Puasa in Mercedes and Talabaan hosted by Barangay Chairman Usman Pingli.

In the evening, Lobregat and party joined the thanksgiving party hosted by former Liga President and Taluksangay Barangay Chairman Abdurahman Nuño, District 2 Congresswoman Lilia Nuño and family in barangay Guiwan. — Jubels Santos