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Palace lists down 2021 holidays
August 3, 2020 - Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos, Analou De Vera, Hannah Torregoza, and Rey G. Panaligan

With most vacation plans for this year foiled by the COVID-19 pandemic, families and friends may now start planning their vacations for next year - should the health situation improve - as Malacañang released the list of holidays for the year 2021 .

Do coronavirus restrictions threaten religious freedom?
Paterno Esmaquel II June 14, 2020

From Washington to Manila, religious freedom is set to become one of the most enduring debates of the coronavirus era

Home religious services allowed under MECQ
Pia Ranada May 16, 2020

Priests, imams, rabbis, and other religious ministers may conduct religious services in houses as long as health protocols are observed, says the government

“Religions for Peace” pledge concrete actions for common good of mankind
Robin Gomes 24 August 2019

Religion peace assembly declaration common good

Duterte admits being a dictator

Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH
by Pia Ranada February 09, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime.
AMID fears of looming autocrat rule under his watch, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 7, admitted to imposing a "dictatorial" style of governance.
Duterte said he prefers to act like a "dictator" to be able to sustain the country's progress.
"If you say dictator, I am really a dictator. If I don't act (like a) dictator, son of a b****, nothing will happen to this country," the President said in Visayan.
"That's true. If I don't act (like a) dictator, which is my style now, nothing will happen to this country," he added.

Religious leaders urge gov't, NDF: Seek peace and pursue it
June 30, 2018

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'

Religion and our state
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino August 04, 2017

When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty

Religions - outside the Catholic Church

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Religions in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists.

Freedom of religion in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines Religion in the Philippines

Jack Miller

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After the 2015 controversies: What's been happening inside the Iglesia ni Cristo?
Jodesz Gavilan July 27, 2019
For the INC's 105th anniversary on July 27, Rappler speaks with members, both active and inactive, who talk about changes – some of them painful – in their church

Key figures in the 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo controversy: Where are they now?
Jodesz Gavilan July 27, 2019
Personalities involved in the 2015 controversy that hit the influential religious group are detained, granted refugee status, or in hiding except for the INC executive minister.

Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo
November 05, 2017 - with Video
The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.


primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Religious views

M. A. Adiova Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol
Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

The  Video "Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival - Aug 14, 2015.


Professor Susan Russell

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)
is a global organization of evangelical Christian churches, serving more than 600 million evangelicals

Filipino appointed as the first Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance
February 26, 2021 Leslie Aquino
A Filipino will be the first Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

PH education: Allergic to religion?

Fritzie Rodriguez Jan 13, 2015

In a predominantly Catholic Philippines, how do young Filipinos develop an understanding of religion?

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines
Iglesia Filipina Independiente, IFI - Philippine Independent Church

It is also known as the Aglipayan Church

The Iglesia Filipina Independiente was formed in the beginning of the twentieth century as part of the broad nationalist struggle against Spanish colonialism and American imperialism. It traces its origin from the struggle of the Filipino clergy against racial discrimination and friar domination within the Roman Church in the 19th century, which, consequently, transformed into a nationalist crusade for the absolute Filipinization of the Church in the twilight years of the 20th century.

Fr. Gregorio Aglipay played an important role in the revolutionary war to overthrow Spanish rule and in the struggle for the Filipinization of the Church. In his capacity as Military Vicar of the Revolutionary Government, he gathered Filipino priests to a special meeting on October 1898 to lay down the organizational foundation of the Filipino Church.

look also HERE

The Videos

PRODEO ET PATRIA's Heritage of Iglesia Filipina Independiente
History of Philippine Iglesia
Iglesia Filipina Independiente History
The Revolutionary & Filipino Church - part 1 - 9


From the Municipality of Pilar, Bantayan Island to Metro Cebu, know more about Iglesia Filipina Independiente.
Theme song Iglesia Filipina Independiente and Holy Mass - Tagalog Songs Lyrics
KKK Movement, Revolutionaries and Philippine Independent Church

The Spanish authorities confirmed the existence of the Katipunan on 19 August 1896. Hundreds of Filipino suspects, both innocent and guilty, were arrested and imprisoned for treason. Forced labor repressive policies and the struggle for independence, Secularization were main causes of their revolts.

Apostolic Catholic Church of Our Beloved Ingkong

The Apostolic Catholic Church has a patriarchate similar to Eastern Orthodox churches; located in Hermosa, Bataan, Philippines.

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Orthodox Church Orthodox Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
His Holiness Pope Francis meets with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

in Cuba, where the Pope makes a stop on his way to Mexico, and where the Patriarch is on an official visit. The meeting includes a personal conversation at Havana’s José Martí International Airport, and concludes with the signing of a joint declaration. Streamed live 2016.02.12.

The Video


5 Differences Between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Q&A: What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church?

Liturgical comparison: Orthodox vs Catholic

Comparison of Catholic and Orthodox Liturgical Practices

Traditions comparison: Roman Catholic vs Orthodox

Philippine Orthodox Church

look also HERE, HERE and HERE


The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral

is a parish of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and All–Southeast Asia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is currently the only full Orthodox parish in Metro Manila.

The Videos

The Annunciation Orthodox Church of Manila

Veneration of the Holy Gospel. Look the full description of the video HERE

Easter 2011


Mission Churches of the Anglican Church in the Philippines Inc., ACP

in Visayas and Mindanao.


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The Iglesia ni Cristo Tagalog for Church of Christ; also known as INC, or Iglesia, formerly Iglesya ni Kristo

MAP: Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza July 26, 2014
How many are the INC followers rejoicing in their church's centennial anniversary, and where are they located?

Commemoration of the Founding Anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo Act
July 27 of every year is hereby declared as a special national working holiday in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines.


The Videos

The Iglesia ni Cristo: The INC Today Jul 28, 2013
Templo Central

Landmarks, Net 25's travel and history show aired an special episode regarding the largest house of worship of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, which is called the Templo Central, in celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo's centennial year. For those who missed it, here's a special video of the said special episode. Jul 16, 2014

United Church of Christ in the Philippines - UCCP

a Christian denomination. Established in its present form in Malate, Manila, it resulted from the merger of the Evangelical Church of the Philippines, the Philippine Methodist Church, the Disciples of Christ, the United Evangelical Church and several independent congregations.

Huge Christian church hits Duterte, says PH 'in sickbed'
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 23, 2018 - with Video
'The nation is now in sickbed and our people are in distress,' says the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines

The Videos:

United Church of Christ in the Philippines

The history 1898 to 1988:

Part 1: UCCP Historical Sketch covering the years 1898 to 1947
Part 2: The Declaration of Union 1948-1968
Part 3: UCCP Historical Sketch covering the years 1972 to 1988

Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas

Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas, IEMELIF, Evangelical Methodist Church of the Philippine Islands was founded February 28, 1909 by Bishop Nicholas Zamora. It is the first Indigenous Evangelical Church in the Philippines.

Episcopal Church in the Philippines

Episcopal Relief & Development

The Video

Who Are We?

This is a video that gives a humurous look into The Episcopal Church from a loving perspective. We love our denomination without taking anything from our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Bell Church - Baguio

exotic oriental architecture, temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity, you can try having your fortune told

Look also HERE

Members Church of God International - MCGI

a Christian organization with headquarters in the Philippines. The international religious organization that is Members Church of God International, MGCI started with just a small group of Filipino believers in Northern Philippines. It is more known locally as Ang Dating Daan, The Old Path. From less than a hundred believers, Church members and locales the outcome of the group’s zealous efforts in evangelization.

The Video

World's Largest Gospel Choir - Ang Dating Daan Chorale

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Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines
National Council of Churches in the Philippines, NCCP

Sanguniang Pambansa ng mga Simbahan sa Pilipinas

is a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines.

The Metropolitan Community Church, MCC

also known as the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, UFMCC, is an Ecumenical Christian Church for ALL people. The Fellowship has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and communities.
MCC believes that homosexuality is not a sin. Find out the truth about homosexuality and what the scripture says about it.

The Video

and the article A Christian church embraces the LGBT community
by/George P. Moya Jun 24, 2015

Look more about the LGBT in the Philippines HERE


is a community believers of Jesus Christ that ministers to the LGBT community in the Philippines and in Asia. A safe space to worship, evangelize and discipleship. We advocate Marriage Equality in the Philippines.


OMF International Philippines

(formerly Overseas Missionary Fellowship and before 1964 the China Inland Mission) is an international and interdenominational Protestant Christian missionary society

Look also HERE



Protestantism in the Philippines
Grace Christian Church of the Philippines, GCCP

is an Evangelical Bible Church in Metro Manila.

New Apostolic Church, NAC


The Jewish Community of the Philippines

Beit Yaacov Synagogue is located in the heart of Metro Manila. It is the only Synagogue in the Philippines. It is Sephardic and caters to Jews of all backgrounds.

Look also HERE

The Videos:

The Jewish Community of the Philippines

Synagogue slide-show

Jewish Life e.g. education in the Philippines

Jewish Funerals, Burial, and Mourning

Look also HERE

Jewish Funeral Customs: Saying Goodbye to a Loved One

The Salvation Army in The Philippines
Baptist Churches
Central United Methodist Church

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Methodist Churches

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History of the UMC in the Philippines

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Mormon church

look also HERE

The Videos

Manila Temple - Cebu City Temple

Cebu City Temple

is the 133rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Church. Located in Lahug in Cebu City, it is the second LDS temple in the Philippines.

Look more HERE and HERE

Gospel Ministry of the Holy Spirit for Salvation

Buddhism In The Philippines

By/ Shravasti Dhammika

Look the article as pdf HERE

look also HERE

Buddhist Temple - Manila Chinatown
The Chinese Cemetery in Manila

As you enter the cemetery, you will see the oldest Chinese temple in Manila, the Chong Hock Tong Temple. If you are into recent history, then you should be glad to see the Liat See Tong or the Martyrs Hall in the Manila Chinese Cemetery.
Although you might expect that the Manila Chinese Cemetery is only for the Chinese, you will be surprised when you walk around that there are also Filipino-Chinese leaders and heroes buried in the place.

Look also HERE and HERE

The Videos

"Inside the tombs of the Chinese Cemetery in Manila" & "The Spectacular Chinese Cemetery in Manila, Philippines"


The Chu Un Temple, Cebu

is the first temple established in the Philippines through the leadership of Venerable Master Yung Guang. Chu Un Temple is one of the temple hosting BLIA an organization in which Humanistic Buddhism is practiced in our everyday life.
The Chu Un temple in Cebu, with its colorful history, is also a great example of Chinese Architecture and a symbol of faith.
A temple is a place where devotees of definite religious conviction approached to reverence, provide admirations and presents to their supernatural being, or divinities. Temples ended the world work for as a sanctified home for get-together and rejoicing celebrations for their blessed ones.

Look more HERE


or Daoism refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced also the Philippines

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Feng shui or fengshui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.
It is closely linked to Taoism.

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Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills, Cebu City

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Pressure mounts to save unique Taoist temple in Manila
Heritage advocates oppose the lifting of its status as an Important Cultural Property as this may lead to its demolition
Edgar Allan M. Sembrano February 15, 2021

In early January, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) received a letter-petition to lift the Important Cultural Property (ICP) status of the Pao Ong Hu Taoist Temple located behind Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados in Sta. Ana, Manila, on grounds that its declaration in 2016 was done without due process as there was no public hearing undertaken prior to its ICP designation.

Santa Ana’s Pao Ong Hu Taoist temple is in danger of losing its Important Cultural Property status
January 11, 2021
Being an Important Cultural Property protects assets from damage, modification and demolition under the National Cultural Heritage Law

What is Ghost Month? 5 things you need to know
August 22, 2017

Every year, Ghost Month affects wedding dates, business deals, and even the Philippine stock market – here's what you need to know to fend off bad luck.
Every year around August, Feng Shui experts warn us against a slew of activities, lest misfortunes happen.
The annual Ghost Month affects more aspects of your life than you think, having a hand in business openings, the Philippine stock market, and even wedding plans.

Want to stay lucky on ghost month? Wear red panties
ABS-CBN News Updated Aug 10 2015
MANILA – Wearing red underwear may ward off spirits during the so-called ghost month, a feng shui expert said.


Pinoy Ghost Month

According to Chinese tradition, Feng Shui, the so-called "ghost month" designated in the calendar from August 14 to September 12, this year is "the time when the gate of hell will open to allow the ghosts and spirits to go back to the living world."

Hinduism in the Philippines

at kartar Indian Sikh temple
Brgy San Rafael, 4000 San Pablo city, Laguna

The Video Opening Ceremony of Sat kartar Indian Sikh temple SEP 8, 2013

Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple, Manila

and HERE

Bahá'í Faith

Read also HERE

Christian Media - Etc. e.g. Radio- and TV-stations - Etc.

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Vatican News
the new information system of the Holy See. It began on June 27th 2015 with the publication of a Motu Proprio by Pope Francis which announced the creation of a new Dicastery of the Roman Curia: the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.

The Videos

Vatican Radio

the radio - television station of the Holy See and produces programmes in many different languages, it provides up-to-date information on the activities of Pope and the life of the Church in the world, and on general current affairs.

The production goes from single articles with audio-clips and photos, to videonews, podcast, special brodcasting in audio and video streaming live.

The Vatican Radio website is available in 38 languages incl. filipino.

Healing Eucharist Inc.

became the new legal entity of The Healing Eucharist TV Mass, aired every Sunday at 6am to 7am, over ABS-CBN

ZENIT is a news agency specializing in coverage of the Holy Father, life in the Holy See, and events of interest to the Church. Services are also available in Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
Rome Reports

an independent international TV news agency based in Rome, Italy, specializing in covering the Pope and the Vatican. The agency instantly offers the latest news from Rome as well as a Weekly Program “The World Seen From The Vatican”
The new Rome Reports app is now available! Download it here:
Android - Apple

With the click of a button, relive the best moments of key pontificates like Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II.
Thanks to "Rome Reports Premium," you will be able to see our agency's exclusive content: documentaries, special reports, historical content, art, music and much more. Look the Video


the Video: Discernment Do's and Don'ts: Book to help young people find their vocation
ROME REPORTS in English May 25, 2019

Radio Veritas Asia, RVA
the non-commercial Catholic shortwave station broadcasting to Asia. It is based in Quezon City, Philippines, and is owned by the Philippine Radio Educational and Information Center, which previously owned the original Radio Veritas


Radio Veritas in Manila marks 50 years
By Robin Gomes 09 April 2019
Based in the Philippines, Radio Veritas was inaugurated on April 11, 1969, with its first broadcast from its facility in Fairview, Quezon City.
Today, RVA deals with 18 languages of Asia.

Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN

CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters, PFBC. The radio network was owned and operated by different Catholic broadcast media corporations. The name was changed to the Catholic Media Network to suit the network's mission.

CMN content varies depending on the station from which it is being broadcast. Stations broadcast news, sports, radio drama, and other programs. As a network, CMN's mission statement is to use community-based broadcasting to promote New Evangelizing and human development. Content is pro-life, catholic, and community oriented

Radio Maria - Philippines

a non-profit, non-commercial Catholic radio station seeks to inspire its listeners to an active practice of faith by

fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
promoting prayer
providing Human and Christian formation programs
encouraging volunterism, stewardship and trust in the Divine Providence


TV Maria

TV Maria Foundation Philippines, Incorporated -- or simply known as TV Maria -- is a non-profit, non-stock religious organization of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.

Look also HERE

The Videos

CBCP Online Radio

Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine, CBCP

Look also HERE

The Video


CEBU CATHOLIC TV - WATCH TV Free Philippine Television and Radio Live Streams

New Station ID 2012

Jesuit Communications - Philippines

Look also HERE and HERE

"Agapay ng Sambayanan"is Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Philippines' first station to go on air. Initially known as KZAS, the station began its broadcast in June 1948.

KZAS eventually came to be known as 702 DZAS. For more than five decades now, 702 DZAS has been providing the Filipino household with Balita, Musika, Impormasyon at Inspirasyon (News, Music, Information, and Inspiration) while sharing Christ's Changeless Gospel through Changing Times.


Mango Radio Philippines

a non-denominational, non-profit, listener-supported radio network, which desire to effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who don't know or fully understand it, through full time, meaningful, inspiring and life-changing contemporary Christian music and short educational elements over radio and the Internet - using modern day language and the highest professional standards.

Catholic Digest - The Magazine for Catholic Living

Since 1936, Catholic Digest has used the stories of real people to demonstrate that a life guided by faith can be exciting, challenging, enlivening, and joyous. Published 9 times per year, each issue contains meaningful ways to connect faith with everyday life; stories that inform, inspire, and entertain; tips for strengthening family ties and friendships; plus recipes, jokes, puzzles, and more.

Muslim culture general & laws

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Migrant life in Middle East

Human Rights - Abuse - Trafficking

Filipina: Wedding - Marriage - Divorce

Index - etc.

Muslim Law - Codes & Rules e.g. about Polygamy

Sharia - etc.

Mosques etc.

Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals - Etc.


Child Spouses - Early Marriage


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Index - etc.

go to overview


MAP: Islam in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza July 17, 2015
Islam is the Philippines' second largest religion. See its reach not only in Mindanao but also in other provinces.

Muslim Filipinos and Islam Muslim Filipinos and Islam
Line of succession of the Sultans of Sulu of the Modern Era
February 26, 2013

List of sultans of Sulu

The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah

Jamalul Kiram III

Ref.: NCMF Central Office 2011-1432H Calendar
LOOK: Learn about Bangsamoro heritage through this village
by Amir Mawallil June 23, 2018

The ARMM is showcasing and promoting the region’s grandest mock tribal villages that showcase the variety of cultures, traditions, history and oneness of the Bangsamoro people.
The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018


Breaking barriers: More than just Muslims
Yes, they are Muslims, but not just. They are doctors, professors, artists, fathers, mothers, and everyday Filipinos. These are some of their stories. Uploaded on Jul 18, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "Muslim culture & Mosques in the Philippines"

Breaking barriers: More than just Muslims
by/Pat Nabong Jul 19, 2015

A group of girls in colorful hijabs and long skirts are laughing in the middle of a parking lot. One of them is wearing sunglasses. Another arrives donning a leather jacket over her long sleeves. They call one another sisters, even us, although we are not of the same faith. One of the women, Jannah Valdez, asks Rappler: “Takot ba kayo sa amin? Akala niyo ba terrorista kami?” “Are you afraid of us? Do you think we are terrorists?”


Justin Richmond on the radicalization of Marawi
May 24, 2017
Rappler talks to Justin Richmond, founder and executive director of impl. project and former US Army special operations team leader in the southern Philippines, focusing on stabilization, counterinsurgency, and information operations.


Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017 - with Videos

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

Look the Videos in HD HERE

PSE announces 58 listed companies are now Shariah-compliant
Apr 7, 2017

The latest count is its highest record since October 2015

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID
Paterno Esmaquel II July 08, 2017 - with video

The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says, 'Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba, 'yun lang ang extremist?'

Part 1: Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

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

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Moro-Filipinas are often independent of their men, assertive, vocal, see the hijab as just another way of projecting their identity, and definitely, are major players in the locality.

Both by Patricio N. Abinales June 07 - 10, 2017

The iska in niqab
Amir Mawallil July 09, 2016

Mardheeya Nuruddin's journey from Zamboanga to the capital tells of a struggle of a young Moro from the southern Philippines – her dreams, frustrations, pain, and victories

World Assembly of Muslim Youth - Philippines

Muslim Laws - Codes and Rules - Etc.

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Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines



A Primer on the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines
The Legal Impediments to the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines (full text)
Anshari P. Ali

Islamic Family Law

Equality in the Family is Necessary

Equality in the Family is Necessary - Equality in the Family is Possible

The Code of Muslim Personal Laws is a special law for Muslims enacted through a Presidential Decree at the height of the Moro rebellion in the 1970s. All of the other national laws, including criminal law, apply to Muslim Filipinos along with the rest of the population.

Kafala System

Understanding Kafala: An archaic law at cross purposes with modern development

Kafala was "supposed to be a good system that makes it incumbent upon nationals to look after non-nationals.” Today it's a tool of extreme exploitation and oppression.



Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa


The Video Republic Act 9177, Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa?

FAST FACTS: Eid al-Fitr
Nigel Tan June 05, 2019
As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr


Filipino Muslims in Eid’l Fitr Festival


Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan
Jun 4, 2019
Filipino Muslims celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, the feast of Eid'l Fitr, which marks the end of their monthlong fasting called the Ramadan. Paterno Esmaquel reports


What is Eid’l Fitr? Islamic expert explains
Rappler Jun 4, 2019
Dr Jamel Cayamodin, assistant professor at the UP Institute of Islamic Studies, explains the Muslim feast of Eid’l Fitr

IN PHOTOS: Philippines celebrates Eid'l Fitr
June 15, 2018
Muslims gather all over the country to mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

Why Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr, the end of monthlong fasting
Paterno Esmaquel II May 23, 2020
Here’s what Muslims and non-Muslims can learn from the feast of Eid’l Fitr, especially as the world battles COVID-19

Look more about Eid'l Fitr

Muslim Marriage - Polygamy - Early Marriage - Divorce

Code of Muslim Personal Laws in the Philippines, concerning family law and institutions Polygamy, nikah, divorce, paternity, filiation, nafaqah, registration, succession, and constitution and jurisdiction of shari'ah courts


There´s still Early Marriage: Marriage Age: minimum marriage age 15 years for males and puberty for females, female is presumed to have attained puberty at 15 years; Sharia District Court may authorise marriage of female between 12 and 15 years if she has attained puberty.

Don´t do it and putting lives at risk

Look the rules HERE

Polygamy involves sexual activity with mutiple partners without or with marriage. When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, it is called polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry.

In the Philippines polygamy is only legal for Muslims.

Polyandry can never happen in the Philippines, although there are reported cases in the barangays where a brother has a secret affair with his sister in-law or a sister with his brother in-law. This is absolutely not allowed in the Philippines infact it is a crime and worst some Filipino families indulge in a more serious crime of incestuous affair.

Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?


Born Muslim or not?

The children of a Muslim male are regarded as Muslim by Islām even if the mother is non-Muslim (kāfir)

In Islam, one of the requirements of a mixed marriage is that the mother is allowed to follow her own religious practice but the children are to be raised as Muslims.

Look the article as pdf and look also HERE

Philippines says Muslim veil directive only a request

Sharia - etc.

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Human Rights Philippines

Courts for Muslims

A Primer on The Philippine Shari’a Courts


(Arabic شريعة, "way" or "path") is the sacred law of Islam.

Why Sharia Law MUST be Opposed

Read about Bibi Aisha on the original photo by Jodi Bieber HERE and HERE or both as 1 pdf HERE

NO to Political Islam, YES to Human Rights

The problem for all of us is how to oppose the violations of human rights inherent in the Sharia - One law for all – equality before the law – for Muslims and non-Muslims, for men and women alike, must be the answer.

Aisha is now living in the U.S. undergoing a long process of reconstructive surgery and healing.

House Bill 6337: Creation of Shari’a courts in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, ARMM and major cities

Look the text and the Congress Journal

Bicam approves creation of Shari'ah High Court in Bangsamoro
by Mara Cepeda July 12, 2018
Under the proposed Bangsamoro justice system, Shari'ah or Islamic law would only be applicable to Muslims. But non-Muslims may volunteer to submit to the jurisdiction of Shari'ah courts.

Terrorism has a Name - Wahhabism
Wahhabi extremism gaining a hold in Mindanao

Look ref.: HERE and HERE

and more about Wahhabism HERE


Look also List of Muslim Mosques in Manila area

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look also HERE and HERE

Masjid al-Dahab or The Golden Mosque

situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.

Taluksangay Mosque

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Beautiful mosques in the Philippines
by Rhea Claire E Madarang July 28, 2014

The Philippines is known for its beautiful centuries-old churches, with some even recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But do you know that we have beautiful and striking mosques, too – or masjids, as they are more commonly called among Muslims?


Beautiful Mosques - Old Mosques and New Mosques

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Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals, - Etc.


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Look much more about rituals in the different tribes HERE

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Dating - Wedding - Marriage to a Filipino - Filipina AND HumanRights

Interfaith Marriages


Mixed marriages

Women and early marriage

Both By Tingting Cojuangco



PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS" Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face particularly with regards to female sexuality. Reduce unwanted pregnancies.

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Girls Not Brides

a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.


Too young to marry
Mara Cepeda September 01, 2019

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. Fatima learns her relatives have sealed her marriage to a stranger 8 years her senior. And her mother Isha – a child bride herself – was powerless to stop it
She was 14 years old. In 7 months, Fatima will be a mother. The child will be born after she turns 15
Anywhere else in the Philippines, young people like Fatima are permitted by the Family Code to marry only after reaching the age of 18. Muslim minors are an exception. Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083 , or the Code of Muslim Personal Laws, allows Filipino Muslim males the right to marry at the age of 15. Muslim females, provided they have begun menstruating, are allowed to marry as young as 12, provided there is permission from their male guardian, or wali. Look - download this great article AND The Video in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.: Sep 11, 2019, ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’

Bangsamoro body tackles child marriage: Legal, yes; but moral?
Fate Colobong, Jane Bautista January 31, 2021
A commission working to protect women and children from gender-based violence in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao has a chance to introduce reforms
Imagine a girl barely into her teens being married to a 48-year-old man.
Photos posted online show a wedding ceremony on Oct. 22, 2020, between Abdukrzak Ampatuan, a farmer from the municipality of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, and a 13-year-old who will henceforth tend to his children from previous marriages.

Married at 14
January 15, 2020
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 the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

WATCH: Bill ending child marriage inches forward in Congress
January 07, 2020

Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.

Muslims in the Philippines Questions - Response about:
passport – marriage registration – conversion to Islam – Muslim wedding ceremony – unemployment – Muslims in Mindanao – Muslims in Manila
What do Muslims believe about insurance?
Huda, Guide

IMPORTANT Read also the links in the article

Look the article as pdf HERE


Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims

Warning - IMPORTANT!

For a NON-Muslim it´s very important to read and hear from other about their experience bad - good in such a marriage for both them and children, ALSO IN POLYGAMY, and get accept from own family of such a marriage, before he - she accept dating - marriage. THINK, THINK and THINK!

Take care of countries with SHARIA LAW ..... NEVER NEVER accept a spouse living after SHARIA LAW if you want a life with the HUMAN RIGHTS!

Our advice DON´T DO IT - DON´T JOIN SUCH AN INTERFAITH MARRIAGE - RELATIONSHIP between MUSLIM faith and ALL other kind of religions - faiths and NEVER join an EARLY MARRIAGE - DON´T DO IT!



Warning - IMPORTANT to look for ALL Non-Muslims:

Pope Warns Against Marrying Muslims

Testimonies of Brutal Domestic Abuse  - Cerab's Story

The video is in German language with English subtext

Couragious and confrontative German newsreport on the muslim abuse of women.

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The videos HERE

Children Left-Behind Migration and Filipino Children Left-Behind
By: Melanie M. Reyes

Look MUCH more Wedding Culture

    Filipino Courtship - Wedding - Marriage

Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims

Dating and “Live-in” relationship


Child Spouses - Early Marriage in Ethnic and Indigenous groups

Early marriage - putting lives at risk

Philippines: Early marriage puts girls at risk

Early Marriage of Muslim Girls

Early and arranged marriages are common practice in Muslim culture in the Philippines

Nurina was 14 when she married Sid, Seven years later, Nurina is a third-year high-school student and a mother of three

Look the article as pdf HERE

2008 National Demographic and Health Survey report
The Islamic Marriage Contract

Required elements for a legal Islamic marriage

A Christian man brutally killed for marrying a Muslim woman

Why a Muslim Woman Is Not Allowed to Marry a Non-Muslim Man
According to a broad consensus religiously sterile, a Muslim woman is formally forbidden to marry a non-Muslim man regardless of his religion, while a Muslim man is allowed to get married to a non Muslim woman, mainly a Christian or a Jew, considered by the Islamic schools as “People of the Book"

FATWA: On Christian Men Marrying Muslim Women
01. May 2016

Islamic marital jurisprudence

Islamic marital practices

Muslim´s Questions and RESPONSE

 Muslim´s Questions & RESPONSE about wedding - marriage

1. What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport? What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport in your married name?

2. Are Filipino nationals married by an Imam in a family house required to register their marriages? What documents must be submitted to register a marriage and obtain a marriage certificate?

3. How does a person convert to Islam during a wedding ceremony? Does the pouring of water on a person’s head signify their conversion to Islam?

4. What are the characteristics of a Muslim wedding ceremony?

5. Are converts to Islam required to do any study before converting? What would a convert to Islam be expected to know about Islam? Would they be expected to know the 5 articles of faith?

Islamic Law vs Human Rights

by/International Humanist and Ethical Union, I.H.E.U.

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women

which happen in islam countries

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.

Peculiar Marriage Rite of Some Ethnic Groups e.g.

The Tausug of Mindanao

Tausug Wedding Food

The Power of Sulu

Beyond the Currents - The Power of Sulu

Tausug Marriage Traditions (page 13) by/The Yuchengco Museum

Tausug - Marriage and Family

Tausug - Marriage and Family

Look it as pdf HERE

A Filipino Muslim Royal Wedding
in the Southern Philippines
Photos by  HADER GLANG
Article by  JOHN L. SHINN III
L.A. Zamboanga Times

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Philippine Muslim, Tausug - Marriages - Courtship - Arranged Marriages - Abduction and Elopement - Weddings and Divorces
on Jolo Island

Look also HERE and HERE

Muslim Marriage Guide

Filipino Wedding Traditions

Arab settlement in the Philippines

Islam in the Philippines


Report of Marriage of MUSLIM FILIPINOS


Rules and Regulations Governing Registration of Acts and Events Concerning Civil Status of Muslim Filipinos
Burial Rituals
by/Muhammadhusien Kermali,

Look also HERE


Islamic Funeral Rites

Care for the dying, funeral prayers, burial, and mourning

Attending a Muslim Funeral

A Guide for Non-Muslims

Islamic Traditional burial and funeral rituals i UAE

Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism: The case of two Philippine - Borneo Moslem societies (Tausug - Bajau Laut)
by/ T. Kiefer - C. Sather


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Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as a 'demonic ideology' that is destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims, as clashes continue in Marawi City
Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for Marawi evacuees

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for evacuees from Marawi City, as well as those from broken families, victims of drug abuse, and other poor and neglected people

Both May 31, 2017

Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 17, 2017
The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings.


Islamic History of the Philippines

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primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Fasting is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, which is probably the most notable time for fasting among Muslims.
In Islam, fasting for a month is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan, from fajr (dawn), until maghrib (sunset). Muslims are prohibited from eating and drinking (including water).


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Blasphemy law

a law limiting the freedom of speech and expression relating to blasphemy, or irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, or beliefs. Blasphemy laws are sometimes used to protect the religious beliefs of a majority, while in other cases, they serve to offer protection of the religious beliefs of minorities

Blasphemy law, Philippines


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One woman's journey from Christianity to agnosticism
Nicole Rebollos August 04, 2019

My departure from Christianity does not mean that I will cling to the arms of blasphemy

Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society - PATAS

a social organization for the public understanding of atheism and agnosticism in the Philippines. It serves to educate society, and eliminate myths and misconceptions about atheism and agnosticism. It speaks against discrimination of the non-religious, and for equal opportunities as Filipino citizens.

The Video

Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society

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On being godless and good: Irreligious Pinoys speak out
by/Lealy Galang and Alma Rhenz Fernando Jun 04, 2015
'God is not necessary to be a good human,' says the Philippine Atheists and Agnostic Society

God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"

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