Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco led Wednesday the hosting of grand Iftar (breaking of the fast) for the Muslim residents in the city.
Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. During Ramadan, abled Muslims around the world are called to fast in accordance with the Islam faith.
Climaco joined the Muslims at R.T. Lim Boulevard during the Iftar as part of the city government’s commitment to unity and harmony with the Muslim residents during the holy month of Ramadan.
She has been hosting Iftar even when she was still in Congress.
“We are one with the Muslim community but we want to spread the message of greater understanding towards different cultures in Zamboanga,” Climaco said.
Meanwhile, there will be temporary closure of a section of R.T. Lim Boulevard, fronting the Baywalk, from the junction of Don Basilio Navarro Road to fronting Brent Hospital on June 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the moon sighting and on June 15 for the conduct of a congregational prayer in celebration of Eid’l Fitr (feast of fast) from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the city government said.