COTABATO CITY – Regional Governor Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) enjoins his constituency to observe Wednesday, November 7, this year, as special public holiday in observance of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day.

Memorandum No. 266 was issued Tuesday in reference to Executive Order No. 40 dated November 4, 1991 declaring November 7 of every year as Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day.

“I am directing all officials and employees to observe this holiday. Let us join our Muslim brethren in commemorating the dignified days of a noble missionary who determinedly proliferated the great teachings of Allah,” Gov. Ampatuan stressed.

The observance was celebrated in honor and recognition of Sheikh Makdum, the earliest missionary who propagated Islamic faith in the country. (bpi-armm)

November 6, 2007