As vital partners for peace and development, Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Angging Quibranza Dimaporo warmly welcomes the key officials from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos through Director Malo Manonggiring, the Director of Bureau of Pilgrimage and Endowment, and Chief Abang Marohom Salic, the Chief Division of Endowment along with DMOIV Princess Almerah Lucman and DMOIV Al-jomer Ali, as they paid a courtesy call to the Chief Executive at Governor’s Conference Room, Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod on July 6, 2021.
The Bureau of Pilgrimage and Endowment (BPE) of NCMF is primarily responsible for the administration of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the formulation and implementation of programs, projects, and activities for the efficient and effective supervision of the conduct of pilgrimage activities amongst Filipinos. Accordingly, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, Hajj 2021 was postponed, and it’s only limited to residents and citizens within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
To extend service to those impoverished Muslim brothers and sisters in the province, the NCMF team presented a proposal to Governor Angging for a WAQF WATER REFILLING STATION. It is a sadaqah Jariah project to support and rehabilitate WAQF Mosque and give assistance to orphanage schools (TORIL).
Waqf is a form of charitable charity in Islam, which means holding assets and preserving them for certain benefits with specific terms and conditions. This project will not only provide safe water in the communities but also help them generate income for their sustainability. Through this project, the NCMF BPE team would like to promote the righteous way of Waqf in the Philippines, most notably to help address the problems and concerns of Muslim Filipino communities during this pandemic.
Governor Angging expressed her genuine appreciation for the initiative of NCMF BPE in helping the province mitigate inequality and extend efficient service to everyone. Additionally, Governor Angging gave her support to the NCMF BPE team for the said pilot project, given that this will help uplift the current situation of Waqf Mosque and every Muslim brother and sister in the province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN