Use of Face Shields mandatory for all passengers

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA The government has imposed another mandatory health protocol to Filipinos amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Starting on Saturday, August 15, 2020, all passengers of a public utility transport are required to wear not only face masks but also face shields. This is contained in a Memorandum Circular No. 2020-014… Read More Use of Face Shields mandatory for all passengers

Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

By FILEMON G. ROMERO, Ph.D. The Sulu Archipelago Reef complex, which is an ecologically important component of the Coral Triangle, is known to be a major habitat of the Napoleon wrasse or humphead wrasse locally known as the mameng. Sibutu and Sitangkai in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines are the centers of the mariculture of the Napoleon Wrasse… Read More Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands

By JOHNNY R. LEE, Ph.D. There is more to the tiny group of islands known as Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi that is found in the southwestern tip of this country. Located within the Sulu Sea, it is at the edge of the international treaty limits separating the Philippines and Malaysia.  Consists of nine (9) major islands of various shapes… Read More The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands

Marawi IDPs badly need P500-M in cash BARMM aid

Abdul Hannan Magarang Tago Vast majority of the sectoral groups representing Marawi City Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) strongly recommended that P500 million allotments from Bangsamoro Autonomous Regions in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) shall be distributed to the deserving Marawi siege victims. The body recommendation should be made in accordance with the final decision after identifying the… Read More Marawi IDPs badly need P500-M in cash BARMM aid

Young BARMM film makers, lensmen recognized on Int’l Youth Day

By JULMUNIR I. JANNARALManaging Editor COTABATO CITY: Both the young film makers and photographers in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) were given due recognition during the recent regional celebration of the International Youth Day 2020 here. This year’s celebration bears the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action.”  Mark Navales, a contributing photojournalist of Philippine… Read More Young BARMM film makers, lensmen recognized on Int’l Youth Day

Pro Bono in Diliman Way vs. Manong Johnny JP Enrile

Batanes to Tawi-Tawi With Julmunir I. Jannaral The Philippine Muslim Today is very lucky to have tapped known national personalities as Contributing Columnists on a pro bono basis as what our mainstay Columnists have done from Day 1 right from the launching of the Maiden Issue, Vol.1, No. 1, in June 19-24, 2020 (Shawwal 27-Dhu’l-Qi-dah… Read More Pro Bono in Diliman Way vs. Manong Johnny JP Enrile

More intrigues in Marawi than relieving acts

Punchline With Ali G. Macabalang One of thousands of stakeholders in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City sent me a feeler this week containing some nagging questions on controversial programming of P2.3 road projects in the city’s Most Affected Area (MAA). It showed that last April, some P1.9-billion was released by the… Read More More intrigues in Marawi than relieving acts

Islamic Finance Questions and Answers

(May Allah bestow on Ethica Institute more wisdom and knowledge) By AMANODING D. ESMAIL, CPA, MPAPresident, Philippine Association of Islamic Accountants Third Series ZAKAT Zakatable Property And Zakat Rates. – What property is zakatable and what are the zakat rates? One must pay zakat annually on the following items held for at least one lunar year: Gold… Read More Islamic Finance Questions and Answers