10 months Declaration of February 1 every year as National Hijab Day proposed MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza  Anak Mindanao partylist Rep. Amihilda Sangcopan wants to declare February 1 every year as “National Hijab Day” to protect freedom of religion, and the right of Filipino Muslim women to practice their religion. A Muslim woman (left) looks at hijabs and traditional dresses in a shop in Culiat, Quezon City, Thursday. (Alvin Kasiban / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Mindanaoan lawmaker sought to breathe life into the proposal which was approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading in the previous 17th Congress. She filed House Bill 1582 to encourage Muslim and non-Muslim women to ... more