Category Archives: NCMF

PEACETALK: The NCMF and its role in addressing the cultural concerns of the Muslim Filipinos

[Commissioner Yusuf Roque Morales of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) wrote his piece to highlight the mandates of his office in the field of culture and its different aspects. “Considering that one of the crucial defenses and elements to counter violent extremism is cultural preservation and propagation, this article aims to highlight the […]

COMMENTARY: Galvanize Halal Advocacy: Seize a Slice of USD 580 billion?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) — Online statistics varies as to quantifying the Global Halal Consumer Market’s worth in terms of US dollars. One estimates it at more than 580 billion dollars today or two more years from now while another projects it to rocket up to $2.6 trillion dollars by 2020! Government economic […]

Ombudsman fires 5 NCMF officials in PDAF scam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has affirmed the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public office of five officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) for their alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. In a decision issued on June 19, the NCMF officials were identified as Secretary/ Commissioner Mehol Sadain, […]

Rating system to intensify campaign for halal-friendly tourism practices

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Tourism (DoT) has solicited the services of a Singapore-based accreditation body to look into the readiness of Philippine establishments for halal tourism. Crescent Rating, which provides various services related to halal-friendly travel including a globally recognized rating standard, will undertake the initial assessment this year for free. “(Crescent Rating) … Read more

Philippines seeks to boost ties with Qatar

DOHA: The Philippines through National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is seeking to establish relations with Qatar in the fields of education and halal industry. A delegation, led  by NCMF Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao is in Qatar to meet institutions and agencies to explore possible partnerships. Lao said they have met Qatar University (QU) officials and … Read more

Senator Villar’s Philippine Halal Act and NCMF Halal Board

SENATOR Cynthia Villar filed a bill to institutionalize a national standard in preparing “halal foods” to be on par with world-accepted guidelines observed in all abattoirs, outlets, hotels, restaurants and other service establishments. In Senate Bill No.312 or the Philippine Halal Act, author Sen. Villar wants ”to protect the interest of the people for clean, […]