Muslims in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Muslims in the Philippines


[OPINION] Ramadan on lockdown: The habits we break, the values we relearn

May 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'

Eid'l Fitr 2020: 'The bigger the test, the greater our faith'

May 24, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Our burdens are only as heavy as our belief in the mercy and compassion of Allah,' says Bangsamoro parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong

PRAYERS. A Muslims prays in an empty mosque in Cotabato City on May 22, 2020, ahead of the feast of Eid'l Fitr. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/AFP

Why Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr, the end of monthlong fasting

May 23, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Here’s what Muslims and non-Muslims can learn from the feast of Eid’l Fitr, especially as the world battles COVID-19

Eid'l Fitr set on May 24 after rain blocks sighting of new moon

May 22, 2020 - 9:06 PM

The sighting of the new moon would have moved the Muslim feast a day earlier in the Philippines

File photo from Shutterstock

Bangsamoro region now has COVID-19 testing hub

May 20, 2020 - 7:05 PM

'The current capacity for testing is maximum of 72 specimens per day. Presently, we have 1,134 test kits,' the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center says

Photo from the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center Facebook page

Ramadan under a quarantine: Finding meaning even with distancing

Apr 16, 2020 - 5:45 PM

This year’s Ramadan will be very different for Muslims around the world. This also offers an opportunity for them to step back and deepen their reflections.

Haron Menang at the Al Borhan Mosque. Photo by McMorrie Bidara

[OPINION] Islamic lessons on quarantine during coronavirus crisis

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Quarantine is ordained in Islam. History shows that it is a crucial prevention method in a pandemic that crosses international boundaries.

PH gives Muslim coronavirus victims religious exemption from cremation

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Cremation is not an option for Muslims but there are strict procedures to be followed to prevent the virus from spreading

[OPINION] 'Ikaw ang unang Muslim na nakilala ko'

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:39 AM

I am positive that we can become a nation that can rise beyond the idea that we should all be similar, and that we need to change those who do not fit our standards

House joint panels approve proposed BBL without amendments

May 15, 2018 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) No amendments are included in the committee report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law despite 22 hearings held to discuss provisions of the measure

APPROVED. Three committees of the House give their nod to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 15, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte wants more Muslims to join police, military

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be more Muslims in the Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippine Military Academy

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte encourages more Muslims to join the police force. Malacañang Photo

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

ULAMA CONFERENCE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and high-ranking generals discuss Marawi rehabilitation with the Ulama League of the Philippines. Rappler

Duterte makes U-turn: Bombing mosques in Marawi will hurt Muslims

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Duterte tells soldiers now the government has to be conscious of the cultural and ideological implications of bombing mosques in the fight against terrorists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

IN PHOTOS: The most sacred month of the year for Muslims

May 27, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Filipino Muslims in Manila observe Ramadan amid the terror threat and tension in Mindanao

Filipino muslims prepare for the holy month of Ramadan at the Quiapo Islamic Center on May 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte on Eid'l Adha: Sacrifice personal interests for common good

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:25 PM

It is my dream to see our people regardless of beliefs join hands in building a united country for our children and the next generation says the first president from Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte tells troopers the significance of forging peace with the communists and Moro insurgents during his speech at the 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City on August 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Filipino-Muslims in Taguig go for Duterte

May 10, 2016 - 12:31 PM

As of 12:09 pm Tuesday May 10 60 5 of votes cast go to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte who gets 154 359 votes

HEADING TO THE POLLS. Duterte-Cayetano stickers aare displayed on the gate of Maharlika Elementary School, one of the voting precincts in Taguig. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

All in the family: ARMM political clans seek posts in 2016

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Familiar names attached to powerful political clans in ARMM are seen in the official list of those who filed their certificates of candidacy with the Comelec

[Part 2] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:59 AM

When it comes to economic assistance communities see US aid as a better and reliable source compared to the Philippine government that had been notorious in breaking promises of bringing development and growth to Muslims

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

Inequality in Asia and what it looks like

Jan 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM

My heart rebels against these realities as I know deep in my soul that these are wrong For a Muslim taught by my faith to enjoin what is good and forbid what is bad I am not allowed to sit back and let these things happen

More Mindanaoans approve of peace pact – poll

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:32 PM

A survey commissioned by The Asia Foundation shows that the farther people are from the proposed Bangsamoro Core Territory the more likely they are to disapprove of the agreement

2 BIFF killed, 4 nabbed in Maguindanao clash

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:33 AM

The rebel group suffers more casualties as government forces pursue those responsible for a roadside bombing that killed a soldier and hurt several others

Rebels ambush military commander in Maguindanao

May 12, 2014 - 6:09 PM

A clash that followed kills 1 soldier and injures 4 others

Aquino vows arrests as Cotabato blast toll rises

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Aquino brands perpetrators as terrorists ; I m sure that we ll be able to get all these culprits in due time

Cotabato blast toll rises to 8

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED Local officials say a big fish connected to terrorists is behind the blast

Muslim teachers asked to remove veils in classrooms

Jul 23, 2013 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the move is part of reforms to make schools more sensitive to religion

MUSLIM VEIL. Wearing the 'hijab' in a Catholic school is a center of controversy in Zamboanga City. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

On Avaaz: Boycott call vs school that bans hijab

Aug 03, 2012 - 4:05 PM

Various groups are seeking a dialogue with Pilar College to address problems arising from its policy against the use of Islamic veils