Solon requests for Muslim prayer room in Batasan

October 1, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 404 views

MAGUINDANAO 1st District and Cotabato City Representative Bai Dimple Mastura has personally requested from Speaker Martin G. Romualdez a “prayer room” inside Batasan Complex for Muslim legislators and employees of the House of Representatives.

The request of Mastura was relayed to Romualdez on the sidelines of the recent budget deliberations of the 2023 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

Mastura said Speaker Romualdez immediately granted her request, assuring her that Congress is an inclusive space for everyone regardless of faith or religion.

The first-ever prayer room for Muslims inside the Congress is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the neophyte legislator.

It could be noted that Mastura had recently called out the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) after the latter allegedly served food with pork ingredients to the Muslim and Seventh-Day Adventist inmates.

She immediately filed a resolution urging Congress to conduct an investigation in aid of legislation to avoid similar incidents in the future.