Filipino pilgrims - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino pilgrims


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

Pangarungan named head of PH Hajj 2019 delegation

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:58 PM

As Amirul Hajj, or head of Filipino pilgrims to Mecca, Pangarungan is expected to 'ensure an issue-free hajj for the 2019 Muslim Filipino intending pilgrims'

NCMF Secretary Saidamen Pangarungan

Filipino pilgrim among dead in Mecca stampede

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:47 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs withholds the identity of the victim upon the request of the family The victim is among more than 700 who died

TRAGEDY. Hundreds are dead after a tragic stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by AFP

Manila pilgrims endure long wait for glimpse of pope

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED If we are here early the Pope might bless us This is where we draw our strength despite our old age say Manila pilgrims waiting for Pope Francis

YOUNG PILGRIMS. Youth flock the area near the Papal Nunciature hours before the arrival of Pope Francis in Manila. Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler