February 21, 2020


New NCMF-North Luzon RD Pumbaya Promotes Unity

​By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs NEW National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)-North Luzon Regional Director Rajah-Ali A. Pumbaya is hitting the ground running. Hardly has he warmed his seat at the NCMF-North Luzon Headquarters in San Fernando City, Pampanga, he is already a busy-body. […]

President Invited to Bangsamoro Global Economic Summit 2019 at Manila Hotel

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News MANILA HOTEL, Manila (SDN) — WAR-TORN and still struggling Marawi City is expected to take center stage on Monday, August 19, at the Bangsamoro Global Economic Summit 2019. The Bangsamoro Federal Business Council, Inc. (BFBCI) headed by Datu […]

NCMF Starts Distributing Saudi Dates As Ramadan Nears End

(SDN) — SAUDI Arabia’s dates have arrived and is now in the process of distribution through the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). Earlier on May 21 the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a deed of donation with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to effect the donation of 60 […]

Ramadan 2019 Fast Starts May 6; 24,800 Dwellings for Marawi IDPs

(SDN) — RELIGIOUS leaders in the Philippines have determined that the first day of 2019 Ramadan fast is on Monday, May 6. The determination for Muslim Filipinos of the advent of the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Hejirah came after the non-appearance of the “hilal” (crescent moon) on Saturday, May 4. Like […]

UAE Kicks Off Ramadhan 2019 Charity Work for PH Muslims

​(SDN) — PRACTICING charity is an esteemed tradition, especially during Islam’s Ramadhan season. Ramadhan is the ninth in the Muslims’ Hejirah lunar calendar, the period for the 30 days of fasting during which adult Muslims are obliged to perform. The fast in Islam spans around 12 hours, from dawn to dusk, or from sunrise to […]

Filipino Qur’an Reader Champion in Qatar 2019 Reading Contest

(SDN) — A Filipino has emerged champion among 100 participants in the 3rd Qatar International Qur’an Reading competition staged on April 7 to 12 in Doha, Qatar. In winning the overall championship, Ustadhz Mohammad Nadhir Asgar, Jr. defeated contestants who speak Arabic as their mother language. It’s quite a feat for a Filipino Moro, a […]

NCMF Reminds ‘Sheikhs’, Pilgrims: Saudi Closes Hajj E-Portal on April 20

RAMADAN fasting is less than a month away, and the Hajj 2019 is not far off. In relation with this, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Tuesday, April 9, issued a reminder to Filipino pilgrims and their guides called “sheikhs” about the strict implementation of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umra […]

In photographs: NCMF brings PCVE to NCR bannered by Sen. Ping Lacson

(SDN) — PREVENTING and countering violent extremism (PCVE) is live now in the National Capital Region (NCR). The PCVE is a major project of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) headed by Secretary/CEO Saidamen Balt Pangarungan, who has often emphasized that Marawi City should be the first and last victim of violent extremism and […]

‘Summer of discontent’ builds up for Ground Zero IDPs vs. Task Force Bangon Marawi

Updated, March 20, 2019, 9:22 a.m. for second batch of winners of free hajj slots A “summer of discontent” appears to be building up for the thousands of Ground Zero internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. On March 18, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) kicked off a well-attended dialogue […]

NCMF knows more than Qur’an reading contest — Pangarungan

IT is not only the National Qur’an Reading Competition (NQRC) the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) knows and implements. Lawyer Saidamen B. Pangarungan, secretary/CEO of NCMF, emphasized this today, March 11, at the 45th NQRC being held at the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) Bahay ng (House of) Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City. […]