RAMADHAN FESTIVAL OPENING PROGRAM and RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
of the 2013 RAMADHAN TRADE and FOOD FAIR
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao through the Department of Tourism-ARMM held the Opening Program of the month-long Ramadan 2013 Celebration on July 9, 2013 at the ARMM Compound. This year’s theme is “Ramadan is the month in which was sent down The Qu’ran, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Sign) for guidance and judgment (Between Right and Wrong) S:2 185”.
Ramadhan 2013 Celebration consists of various events such as Qu’ran Reading Competition, Trade and Food Fair, Adopt-A Mosque, Daily Iftar Offering at the Blue Mosque, Gift-Giving, Islamic Symposiums, Inter-Agency Beautification Contest and Islamic Lantern Competition, Eid’lFitr Festivities which includes Eid’lFitr Congregational Prayer, Fireworks Display, Grand Kanduli, Pagana, Regional Food Festival as well as Cultural Presentation.
Highlights of the Opening Program was the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the ARMM Ramadhan Trade and Food Fair where various local entrepreneurs and traders, ARMM Line Agencies and participating Non-Government Organization (NGO’s) displays and showcases their products at their respective booths.
The Ceremony was led by Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia Masuhud assisted by Secretary Sakiran Hajan of DTI-ARM, Secretary Jehanne U. Mutin and ASEC Bai Shalimar A. Candao, ASEC Ma. Theressa R. Sakkalahul and ASEC Josephine P. Lope of the DOT-ARMM. Present during the entire program were ARMM-ORG Officials, Heads of Offices and employees, religious and business sectors and other guests. (Ysnairin Sula)