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[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

Congresswomen push bill vs child marriage: ‘We owe it to young girls’

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba

#GIRLDEFENDERS. Congresswomen, government officials, advocates, and young advocates come together to push for the bill aiming to end child marriage. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

WATCH: ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’

Sep 12, 2019 - 2:55 PM

This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war

CHILD BRIDE. Fatima* was just 14 years old when she was forced to marry a stranger. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Too young to marry

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew

VIRAL: Muslim graduates from Catholic school, shares inspiring view on faith

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:31 AM

'To be of a certain faith, may it be Christianity or Islam, is to be human,' says 21-year-old Jomana Lomangco

[OPINION] On Muslims, Filipino and national(ist) consciousness

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

More than just a medium, language is an annal of history

On Eid 2019, Filipino Muslims recall Ramadan teachings to attain peace

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:33 PM

As they break their fast, Muslims reflect on how Ramadan taught them patience and devotion to their faith

PEACE. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid'l-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Wednesday, June 5. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr at the conclusion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

FENCED. Muslims in Baguio City pray inside a fence, during Eid' Fitr celebration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PH pilgrims almost barred from 2019 hajj over NCMF debt to Saudi firm

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Even as it investigates the P11-million debt, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos settles the amount to ensure that Filipinos can go to Mecca in August

HAJJ. In this file photo, a general view shows Muslim pilgrims circling the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. File Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

76% of Filipino Muslims say MILF capable of governing BARMM – SWS

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:23 AM

The same SWS survey shows 79% of Muslims nationwide wanted the Bangsamoro Organic Law approved in the plebiscite

SUPPORTING BANGSAMORO. MILF fighter Abdul Mero narrates why he and other MILF fighters became rebels and how they are now supporting the Bangsamoro Organic Law which is seen to bring lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro Region which will undergo a plebescite on January 21, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

A new jihad: Helping Marawi

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM

With the crucial rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City moving slowly, experts warn that sentiments of the Moros may be shifting

The sight of a ruined city of Marawi can be used by extremists for their recruitment propaganda. "The narrative is slowly morphing, slowly morphing into something like a monster", warns Acram Latiph, an expert on Peace and Development at the Mindanao State University.

Seeds of insurgency: The youth of Marawi

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

As grievances persist from generation to generation, so do challenges in protecting young Filipino Muslims from radicalization

Residents of Marawi come home to almost nothing five months after the city's liberation, April 7, Saturday. Evacuees from the city are given a schedule of 3 days to retrieve whatever they can from their homes. Residents found their life's work either destroyed, burnt, or looted.

LOOK: Colors of Eid'l Adha 2018 in Philippines

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Check out our photos – and videos – of the Eid'l Adha celebration at the Quezon Memorial Circle and the Blue Mosque in Taguig

EID'L ADHA. Young and old, Muslims gather at the Blue Mosque in Taguig for the Eid'l Adha on August 21, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage and push it out of these trading zones

Aquino on Eid'l Adha: Honor, protect sacrifices of forefathers

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:27 AM

President Benigno Aquino III gives the reminder on the occasion of Eid l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice one of two greatest feasts of Islam

EID'L ADHA. Muslim women offer their morning prayer at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City in celebration of Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice on September 24, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fasting, halal, and food for thought

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Some food for thought as the nation observes Eid al Fitr or the Feast of Breaking of the Fast: Can we finally break bread and find peace?

MARANAO DELICACY. Chulyka Tauan,45, prepares palapa, a mixture of onion, chilli, and ginger.

Changing the stigma against Tawi-Tawi

Jun 18, 2015 - 7:05 PM

It’s a long and rough road ahead before Tawi Tawi escapes the negative perception on the region and on Islam But the people of Tawi Tawi believe it is time for the province to open up to the world

The grand mosque in Panglima Sugala is the biggest and most beautiful mosque in Tawi-Tawi. Photo by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

The Moro struggle as myth and as historical reality

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:24 PM

A major reason behind the inability to come up with a lasting peace plan for Mindanao has to do with an orthodox explanation that promotes a historical narrative of an unceasing resistance by a unified Muslim minority against the state and the Christian majority

Who informs us about Mindanao?

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Visibly absent in history textbooks is any serious substantive discussion of Mindanao s place in Philippine history

Faith, struggle and the Tausugs

Dec 17, 2014 - 3:25 PM

A narrative about faith sacrifice bravery heroism and freedom

ROYAL PALACE. A mini replica of the Astanah Darul Jambangan (Royal Palace) is set up inside the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City as part of the 25th anniversary of the region. It was the official residence of the Sultanate until it was destroyed by a typhoon in 1932. Photo by Amir Mawallil

In Photos: Eid al-Adha

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Muslims around the world mark Eid al Adha to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim when God asked him to give up his own son

Aquino to Filipino-Muslims: Be stewards of unity and dev't

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:07 AM

In his Eid al Fitr message President Benigno Aquino III enjoins Filipino Muslims to help him build a more harmonious just and progressive Philippines

Aquino: Ramadan hoped to deepen commitment to nat’l progress

Jun 28, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Ramadan is an opportunity for you to reinforce your discipline self control and compassion which are integral to the tenets of Islam and universally vital to the development of each individual Aquino tells Filipino Muslims

REMAINED STANDING. A person with disability (PWD), despite his condition, still manages to join his Muslim brothers in a pre-Rramadhan Friday prayer in the newly opened

Bangsamoro challenge: Open up the process

May 26, 2014 - 10:07 AM

People need to feel that they own they process that they can genuinely participate in its mechanisms and not only to agree or express support

A challenge to the Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:26 PM

We d like to see a Bangsamoro that directly engages its youth in governance a Bangsamoro that puts premium on the role of youth in fulfilling the aspirations of Muslim Filipinos

GPH-MILF must agree

Jul 13, 2013 - 1:23 AM

Muslim Mindanao has the highest levels of poverty and infant and maternal mortality and some of the lowest rates of life expectancy and educational attainment

Filipino Muslims scan the skies for the start of Ramadan

Jul 08, 2013 - 9:10 PM

The start of the holy month of fasting for more than 10 M Filipino Muslims is moved to July 10 because the crescent moon was not visible on Monday

SEARCH FOR THE CRESCENT MOON. Filipino Muslims nationwide look for the crescent moon. If the crescent moon is seen tonight, Ramadan begins on July 9.

Sabah an 'isolated incident' - Team PNoy

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Team PNoy doesn t think the Sabah conflict will hurt its chances in May

Muslim groups seek SC help in banning anti-Islam film

Sep 24, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Muslim leaders say President Aquino should ban the film on YouTube

Media groups to Inquirer: Apologize for 'bigoted' caption

May 10, 2012 - 10:52 AM

A media group chides the Inquirer for its blatantly bigoted caption