Robin Padilla Pushes For Nat’l Hijab Day; End To Discrimination Against Muslims

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MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla is pushing for an end to the discrimination against Muslims and for the passage of a bill that would formalize the observance of National Hijab Day in the country.

During Thursday’s hearing of the Senate committee on cultural communities and Muslim affairs, Senate Bill Nos. 1272 and 805, both seeking a National Hijab Day every February 1, were deliberated.

“Itong panukala ay pagkilala sa kalayaan ng mga kababaihang Muslim na magsuot ng belo bilang bahagi ng kanilang paniniwala,” Padilla, committee chairperson, said.

(This proposal is a recognition of the freedom of Muslim women to wear a veil as part of their belief.)

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