From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – From Malacanan

We stand with Muslim Filipinos in their reverent observance of the holy month of Ramadan.

Together we pray for an end to terrorism that falsely claims to advance Islam and seeks to subjugate our land to the brutal IS.

In this spirit of Muslim peace, the President has offered the hand of peaceful dialogue to terrorist groups, to avoid bloodshed in this time of prayer, fasting and mercy.

With all faiths, we pray that God restore and preserve peace in Mindanao.