Revoke the school's Hijab (Muslim Veil) Ban Policy
  • Petitioned Pilar College President Sr. Maria Nina Balbas

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Pilar College President Sr. Maria Nina Balbas

Revoke the school's Hijab (Muslim Veil) Ban Policy

    1. Petition by

      Janina Paula Pangilinan

      Taguig, Philippines

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October 2012

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It is very alarming that an educational institution such as Pilar College is trampling over the dignity and religious freedom of its female Muslim students. Their policy banning the use of veils/hijabs in the school premises sends a very strong message that this school is promoting discrimination against Islam. It is not only against the law to ban the use of hijabs, it also violates every human being's right to religious freedom. We call on Pilar College to reverse this policy and allow their students to wear the hijab and respect their students’ right to practice religion.

Christian or Muslim, we are in solidarity with our Muslim sisters in Zamboanga. Islamophobia must stop.

News Sources: http://www.ncmf.gov.ph/news/an-open-letter-for-the-rvm-sisters-of-pilar-college-in-zamboanga-city.html 

http://opinion.inquirer.net/34413/unveiled

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    • JALIHA PALMA DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      THIS IS OUR IDENTITY, THIS IS OUR PROTECTION, AS SIMPLE AS THAT...PLEASE DO RESPECT WITH OUR BELIEFS ..

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    • ahmad peradilla JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • about 2 years ago

      To bridge the gap between Muslims and other religions in the Philippines

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    • DODANIL DIAZ JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is clearly against freedom to practise religion.

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    • Ryan Camansa ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      I signed here even though I am a Catholic because I find the Rule that Pilar College is implementing is AGAINST the teaching of the Catholic Church and very UNCATHOLIC. I hope Balbas is very AWARE that below is existing and is being taught by the Catholic Church.

      DECLARATION ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

      DIGNITATIS HUMANAE

      ON THE RIGHT OF THE PERSON AND OF COMMUNITIES

      TO SOCIAL AND CIVIL FREEDOM IN MATTERS RELIGIOUS

      PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS

      POPE PAUL VI

      ON DECEMBER 7, 1965

      "This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits.

      The council further declares that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person as this dignity is known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself.(2) This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed and thus it is to become a civil right."

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    • edris abdurahim JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • about 2 years ago

      dahil upaqng ipamulat sa bawat tao na tayo ay mga nilikha ni Allahu ta'ala na dapat magkaisa at igalang ang bawat paniniwala at tradisyon.

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