Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Jim Paredes apologized to Muslim community after he claims that Duterte intends to block Ninoy Aquino Day by using Eid al-Adha

Jim Paredes. Image credit to Twitter
After the rage from the Muslim community and to netizens who raised  eyebrows to the legendary OPM artist and known Duterte critic Jim Paredes, he posted an apology on his social media account addressing the issue of making August 21, a Muslim Holiday instead of celebrating Ninoy Aquino day as declared by the Malacañang.

According to Paredes, he was just a little bit confused based on his research that for some countries based on the Muslim calendar, festival calendar starts at the earlier sunset and are celebrated on the same day, August 22 based on the 2018 calendar. He explained that the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, so Eid al-Adha should be celebrated on August 22, not August 21.

This year Eid al-Adha, was commended on a similar date with the 35th passing commemoration of previous Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Along these lines, Duterte government announced Eid al-Adha, as a National Holiday, by chance, August 21 additionally checks Ninoy Aquino Day, a unique non-working occasion.

Paredes trusted that the Duterte government deliberately checked August 21 as a 'Muslim Holiday' as an endeavor to 'make light of' Ninoy Aquino Day.

This is what he said in his tweet:

Today Is Ninoy Aquino Day. Changing it to a Muslim Holiday which actually falls tomorrow is a brazen attempt to downplay the hero’s death anniversary. Nothing can dimish what Ninoy has done for this country.

Image screenshot grabbed from Twitter/Jim Paredes
That is why after netizens and Muslim people retweeted his statement "against" the Duterte administration, Paredes issued an apology however netizens are still not convinced for he explained his side on his mistake but did not even apologize to Malacañang where his tweet is coming from.

Here are some of the netizens comments after the said apology:
Even the well known DDS blogger said Paredes apologized to the Muslim community, but the sincerity to apoligized most especially criticizing the Duterte administration just to impress the Aquino family was not felt by the netizens.

Image screenshot grabbed from Twitter/Jim Paredes
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