Press Release No. NNP-53-2006 28 October 2006
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY SUCCESSFULLY STAGED THE 5TH QUR’AN READING CONTEST
28 Oct 2006 – The Philippine Embassy announced the successful conduct of the 5th Qur’an Reading Contest, a much anticipated annual event held during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
Held on 20 Ramadhan 1427 (12 October 2006), the 5th Qur’an Reading Contest was participated in by 11 Filipino Muslim brothers from the Maguindanao, Maranaw and Tausug tribes and the Balik Islam group.
In his message to the guests and participants of the event, Charge d’Affaires, a. i. Nestor N. Padalhin said that the contest is an important, fitting and meaningful celebration of Ramadhan. He thanked the members of the Filipino Muslim community in the Kingdom for their support and more importantly, he extended his gratitude for the support given by a significant number of Saudi businessmen who generously provided prizes to all the winners and participants.