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Philippine Lawmakers Approve Annual National Hijab Day

SHAFAQNA- The House Committee on Muslim Affairs has approved the proposal put forward by House Representative Sitti Djalia A Turabin-Hataman. She urged the final approval of the bill, saying ‘Hijabis’ across the world continued to…

Philipino Muslim Girl has shown that women can be both powerful, beautiful and respected all at once.

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SHAFAQNA- Working for years in the fashion industry, Malaysia’s first-ever playboy girl said a life of a model left her feeling “hollow and exploited”, and has led her to take the decision to convert to Islam. “I am MORE,…

Nat’l Quran Competition Opens in Philippines

SHAFAQNA- The 43rd National Quran Reading Competition (NQRC) of the Philippines started at the University of the Philippines (UP) Alumni Association Building, UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City (Metro Manila) on Sunday. Tahir Lidasan,…

Canadian hostages, machetes to their necks, beg government to pay ransom as execution deadline looms

SHAFAQNA- Philippians kidnappers say they'll kill a pair of Canadian hostages on April 25 if their ransom demand isn't met. In a new video posted on social media Friday, the terrorists demand 300 million pesos -- $8.3 million -- for each…

Philippines Plans ‘Halal’ Project for Tourism

SHAFAQNA- The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Philippines is pushing for “halal consciousness” in the country’s tourist hubs as a way of inculcating respect for the Islamic religion and to attract more Muslim visitors. Tourism Secretary…

Major Tourism Players Urged to Push for Developing Philippine Halal Tourism

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SHAFAQNA- In a roundtable discussion at Dermpath at SM City on Tuesday, Marilou Ampuan, a trustee of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, said that they are encouraging business establishments to seek for accreditation from a certifier…