MANILA, Philippines – Kinilala ng National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) ang kauna-unahang Madrasah graduation ng BJMP sa Zamboanga City Jail Male Dormitory ngayong araw, Enero 26.
“To the management of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, may Allah bless you for this Madrasah and may this be the first of many,” pahayag ni Cultural Affairs Division chief Dalhata Musa ng NCMF Regional Office-IX.
“You are giving our Muslim brothers an enormous opportunity to fulfill one of the goals of their religion. Little by little, class by class, knowledge after knowledge, you are changing their lives,” dagdag pa niya.
Ayon kay Jail Superintendent Xavier Solda, ang programa ay nagsimula noong Hulyo 2023 na bahagi ng nagpapatuloy na jail management reforms sa Zamboanga City Jail Male Dormitory.
“Our strong desire for the PDL to continue their Islamic education is anchored on the obligation of the State to protect the right to education of every Filipino while consistently promoting the free exercise of religion,” ani Solda.
“We envision that through the education programs here in madrasah, we can create a community of compassionate and knowledgeable peacemakers among the PDL under our care,” dagdag niya.
Samantala, pinuri ni BJMP chief Jail Director Ruel Rivera ang Zamboanga City Jail Male Dormitory sa inisyatibo nitong magtatag ng “madrasah” sa kanilang piitan na naka-ayon sa layunin ng Jail Bureau na inclusive education at free exercise of religion.
“We applaud this pioneering initiative of Zamboanga City Jail Male Dormitory which stand as a testament of the bureau’s strong desire toward holistic reformation inside our jail”, ayon sa BJMP chief.
“Together with our colleagues and the families of PDL, we celebrate this important journey of our Muslim brothers behind bars toward rehabilitation”, dagdag niya.
Matapos ang graduation ceremony, nag-donate ang NCMF ng sets ng Holy Quran, sejarah o prayer mats, at textbooks sa mga PDL student. RNT