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Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1083, otherwise known as “Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines”, “Mauliddin Nabi” or “Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)” is a recognized Muslim Legal Holiday.
This year’s Mauliddin Nabi falls on a Monday, December 12, which corresponds to Rabi’ul Awwal 12, 1438 in Hijrah Calendar.
The provinces and cities where this Muslim Holiday is officially observed include: provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawitawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Norte, and cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian and Zamboanga.
However, all Muslim government officials and employees in places other than those mentioned above, shall also be excused from reporting in order that they may observe said holiday.