By CLAIRE GIGJE
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA) — Just in time for the holy month of Ramadan and through the initiated Sindaw sa Ranaw Pasyalan of Vice Governor Mohammad Khalid Rakiin Adiong, the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur brightened on the night of Monday, April 18, with glittering light decorations surrounding the whole compound and the fireworks display that illuminated the night sky.
Apart from the lights, the provincial government also installed a food bazaar where local entrepreneurs in the province display their products available to be purchased by visitors.
Adiong shared that they usually make this happen every year during the annual Ramadan but was temporarily discontinued due to the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the same reason lies as to why they were not able to push for it at the start of the holy month.
Adiong stated that they are now resuming this, recognizing the essence of giving happiness to Muslims who religiously observe the period of fasting, prayer, and reflection.
“By next na Ramadan, Inshallah, tuloy-tuloy na iyong every week may fireworks at itong light display dito sa capitol… Para ito sa Ramadan talaga kasi once a year lang naman siya so why not ibuhos lahat iyong kaya ng province para sa ikakatuwa ng mga kababayan natin dito sa Lanao del Sur,” he said.
[By next Ramadan, Inshallah, these every week of having fireworks and light displays here in the capitol will continue… This is really for Ramadan because this is only once a year so why not give all that the province can do for the joy of our constituents here in Lanao del Sur.]
Adiong stressed that they only offer the mentioned highlights as they still acknowledge the importance of controlling extravagance during this sacred moment.
As such, he then invited citizens to drop by the provincial capitol to see for themselves the beauty the local government has prepared for everyone.
“Sa ngayong Ramadan, iyon lang naman iyong highlights dito sa Lanao del Sur kasi hindi naman natin pwede sobrahan kasi holy month of Ramadan pa rin ito. Kailangan pa rin ang focus sa pananampalataya kay Allah… Sa lahat ng mga kababayan ko dito sa Lanao del Sur, pwede kayong bumisita dito every 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM hanggang matapos po iyong Eid,” said Adiong.
[Now that it is Ramadan, those are the only highlights here in Lanao del Sur because we cannot go beyond it since it is the holy month of Ramadan. We still need to focus our faith in Allah… To my constituents here in Lanao del Sur, you can visit here every 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM until the Eid ends.]
The provincial vice governor announced that for the remaining days of the month, the lights will stay, and on the next Monday, April 25, and the final day of Ramadan, another fireworks display will be witnessed.
He further bared that even after Eid, they plan to proceed with the light display until the “Araw ng Lanao del Sur” which shall be celebrated on the coming July 4 this year. (CRG/PIA-Lanao del Sur)