Meet Johana, a student at both Ramon Avanceña High School and Metro Manila Islamic Institute, an Islamic religious school or Madrasa. This future journalist lives in Quiapo "Napili ako ng teacher ko na maging editorial writer sa high school newspaper namin. Hindi raw kasi ako puwedeng ilagay sa news writing dahil kapag nagsusulat ako ng balita nilalagyan ko raw ng opinyon ko. Sabi niya mas bagay raw ako sa editorial dahil marami akong opinyon na gustong ipahayag. Last year lang ako naging editorial writer. Hindi pa ako nakakasali sa mga competition kulang pa kasi sa training. "Pangarap kong maging reporter. Kasi gusto kong magpahayag ng katotohanan. Kaya lang ngayon ang napapansin ko ang mga reporter may bias sa Muslim eh. Minsan dinidiscriminate ang mga Muslim, kapag sinabing Muslim mamatay-tao agad. Ibinababa nila ang mga Muslim. Sana balang araw maging reporter ako, sana pagdating ng araw na iyon wala nang discrimination. Lahat naman kasi tayo naghahangad ng kapayapaan at pagkapantay-pantay e. Lahat naman kasi tayo Pilipino, iisa lang naman ang Dyos natin, iba lang ang tawag. Sana talaga maging reporter ako."
Stories of Bangsamoro
Meet Dang with the festive demeanor and a courageous habit. She choose not to wear hijab which is a veil or headscarf worn by Muslim women. She believes she will come to that in her due . . . Read More
At the peak of the Marawi siege, I heard a lot of stories from my Muslim brothers and sisters that they were called different names. People were pointing fingers and shouting that Muslims are . . . Read More
Of the many collections I have in our home, these medals are my favorite. These medals represent the achievements of my children in Math, English, and Madrasa while they were in elementary. They may . . . Read More
It’s funny how my love for cooking made me into a barangay nutritionist. Back then, I only used to cook for my family. But here I am now, helping families become healthy one person at a . . . Read More
My daughter has pneumonia while I have courage. I’ve been selling vegetables for over 18 years, and it’s been my source of income that gets us through every day. It’s difficult budgeting for . . . Read More
When I was still young my father encouraged me to learn Arabic. He said there are many advantages of learning another language which includes the ability to read the Qur’an. I became so skilled . . . Read More