Philippine mayor to build first Islamic cemetery in Manila

Philippine mayor, first Islamic cemetery, Manila, Philippines,  Chinese cemetery,
Manila Mayor, Isko Moreno.- AP file photo

The Muslim residents in Manila earlier ended up buying lands in nearby provinces which have an Islamic cemetery.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 3:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 6:05 PM

Saudi Amassador to the Philippines, Dr Adbullah Al Bussairy, met Manila Mayor, Isko Moreno, when the latter revealed plans to construct the city's first Islamic cemetery.
Dr Al Bussairy, who has been in the Philippines since 2015, visited the mayor to congratulate him, reported The Filipino Times. "We are now about to build the first Islamic cemetery. Because we have a Chinese cemetery. We have Filipino cemetery. How come we don't have an Islamic cemetery?" Moreno said.
It is reported that Moreno announced the decision as Muslim residents in Manila end up buying lands in nearby provinces which have an Islamic cemetery.


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