Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.
The first day of Muharram 1437 of the Hijri Calendar marks the observance of the Amon Jadid or the Islamic New Year.
On this important occasion, the City Government of Cotabato wishes our Muslim brothers and sisters bountiful blessings from the Almighty. May Allah shower upon us the gifts of love, harmony, and peace as we start another year with strength and determination that will pole vault our beloved city to progress.
May the spirit of the Islamic New Year inspire us in our commitment to build a lasting solidarity among all of us Cotabateños and be able to continue working together in binding vitality amidst our diversity. I am always hoping that we stay united as a people and remain zealous in attaining our desire of a better and brighter Cotabato City.
It has indeed been a wonderful year for Cotabato City. But, all of what we have achieved in the past year will not even be possible without the continued cooperation and support of all our fellow Cotabateños. In behalf of the City Government, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all.
This New Year means new life, new challenges, and new achievements. May the Almighty Allah guide us as we continue our journey.
May Allah make it a good and blessed year for all of us.