The observance of Ramadan proves to be challenging for Moro communities because of stricter measures imposed due to COVID-19 lockdown. The poorest communities, particularly evacuees from Marawi, also lament their exclusion from government’s assistance programs.
These “norms” for majority of my brothers and sisters in Mindanao are not merely borne out of discrimination and religious puns; these are consequences of decades-long imposition of all-out war, militarization, land-grabbing, and vulgarization of our culture.
“Like other religions, Islam and Christianity teach about a world that is free, peaceful and happy.”
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JUSTIN LAPID
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY KARLOS MANLUPIG
On Friday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic faithful in Baguio City gathered to celebrate Eid’l Fitr.
Muslims in Mindanao Mark End of Ramadan