THE City of Manila inaugurated on Monday 07 June 2021, its first Muslim Cemetery and Cultural Hall as a tribute to Muslims who brought great honor to the city.
The 2,400 square-meter cemetery will also serve as a symbol to remind the youth and generations to come of the capital city’s “history, culture and tradition,” Manila Mayor Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said.
Domagoso said “the cemetery was built as a way to address the Muslim community’s struggles to bury the deceased, noting the lack of proper burial grounds in the capital city.
“We offer this tangible edifice and site as a manifestation of how the city honors and respects the culture and tradition of its forefathers with Islamic ancestry,” Vice Mayor Ma. Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan said.
Muslim Affairs Bureau Director Shey Sakaluran Mohammad and other local officials attended the inauguration ceremony.