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Bill for National Hijab Day fails second reading

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A combined bill to designate February 1 of each year as National Hijab Day was adopted on second reading by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The government will instruct all of its institutions, the private sector, and schools to recognize the significance of the hijab, a head covering worn in public by many Muslims that stands for modesty in Islamic Law, under House Bill 3725, a proposed policy combined with HB 1363.

The bill calls for the celebration of this day, which strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of all other Muslim traditions, cultures, and beliefs, by all public and private organizations, including schools.

Basilan and the Deputy Minority Leader (Lone District). The proposed measure’s passage was praised by Rep. Mujiv Hataman, who called it a step toward ending religious prejudice.

HB 1363 was introduced by Rep. Bai Dimple Mastura of Maguindanao and Cotabato City (1st District), whereas HB 3725 was primarily written by Hataman.

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