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
I’d like to think of myself as a princess. I was only 18 when a patron of my mother’s sari-sari store invited us to come with them in Lanao. I thought it was another country I begged my mother . . . Read More
Meet Noraiza, a survivor of Zamboanga Siege and one of the countless displaced by the conflict. Being a widow, she and her only daughter depend on each other in their pursuit for a better . . . 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
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
I am a wife of the Imam so I spend most of my time here. We live just at the back of the mosque. I like that I meet a lot of people from different tribes, converts and even Christians. It’s . . . Read More
Ang pinakamahirap sa pagbabalik-Islam ko ay yung anak ko. Only child sya at seven years old na sya ngayon.Anak ko sya nung hindi pa ako Muslim.Yung sa parents ko tanggap ko na yun na hindi sila . . . Read More