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Repc. Bai Dimple Mastura Proposes Bill to Improve Hajj Process

Representative Bai Dimple Mastura of Maguindanao del Norte with Cotabato City has taken significant steps to address issues surrounding the annual Hajj.

Her resolution aimed at improving the Hajj process was discussed by the House Committee on Public Accounts. Prompted by numerous complaints and criticisms from Hajj participants regarding the 2023 event, Mastura responded by proposing a bill to Congress. The criticisms pointed to alleged mismanagement by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). In her privilege speech, Representative Mastura highlighted the importance of ensuring a well-organized Hajj, recognizing it as a crucial religious and sacred activity for the Muslim community. She introduced House Bill No. 9413, which seeks to enhance the process and system managed by the NCMF. Mastura clarified that her proposed legislation would allow participants the choice to either undergo a privatized process or continue with the NCMF’s management.

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