National Commission on Muslim Filipinos - updates

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PH in race to trace Filipinos at Malaysian gathering linked to coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:37 PM

At least one attendee from Lanao Del Sur tests positive for coronavirus and is seeking treatment in a hospital in Cotabato City

PRECAUTIONS. The prayer room in Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City where patient positive of coronavirus is a regular visitor. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/ RAPPLER

Gov't to help 200 indigent Filipino Muslims perform 2020 hajj

Dec 06, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says their agency would finance the pilgrimage to Mecca of eligible but impoverished pilgrims

SACRED PLACE. Muslim pilgrims prepare to circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 27, 2017, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

SEA Games 2019 organizers ignored NCMF offer on halal food

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:41 AM

'I had warned them about this scenario re: halal food during the interagency meeting for the SEA Games back in September and offered the assistance of the NCMF. We were ignored,' says NCMF

After no sighting of new moon, Eid'l Fitr set on June 5

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If moonsighting committees spotted the new moon in the evening of June 3, the feast of Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as June 4

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Ramadan 2019 to start May 6

May 05, 2019 - 8:47 AM

This comes after Muslim moon-sighting committees fail to sight the new moon

RAMADAN 2019. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is set to start on May 6, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

Engineer, ex-cop appointed to Nat'l Commission on Muslim Filipinos

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Samad Pangandaman, president of the Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce, and retired police general Abubakar Mangelen are named NCMF commissioners by President Rodrigo Duterte

Filipino muslims hold a morning prayer during the celebration of Eid'l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice at the Quezon City Memorial Cirle on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Conspiracy' behind Hajj passport scam – NBI

Feb 04, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Recruiters of at least 177 Indonesians cannot facilitate the issuance of passports without the knowledge approval consent indispensable cooperation and participation of gov t officials according to an NBI report

Ombudsman sacks 9 officials over PDAF, Malampaya scams

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The dismissal order is one in a long string of charges involving multiple individuals in the elaborate business of swindling public funds

DFA employee probed over Hajj passport scam

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hajj passports a form of accommodation for Muslim Filipinos had been exploited by unscrupulous people a Philippine foreign affairs official says

'DOJ Mamasapano report should provide closure'

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:17 PM

We need the BBL so we can establish the necessary mechanism on the ground to reduce and eliminate violence such as what happened in Mamasapano says National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran Lao

Conflict in the South

Sep 13, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Rappler talks with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Commissioner for the Youth Edilwasif Baddiri

Muslims, Christians agree to lift veil ban

Sep 16, 2012 - 4:19 PM

Zamboanga City s Pilar College will lift its controversial century old ban on the hijab after programs to prepare Christian and Muslim students for it