Muslim region of Philippines to have religious freedom

Jose Torres Jr. | UCA News

Freedom of religion will be enshrined in a proposed law that will allow the creation of a new autonomous Muslim region in the southern part of the Philippines.

A congressional bicameral committee agreed this week to adopt a provision that will allow freedom of religion in the predominantly Muslim territory.

The Senate version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law provides “the promotion of religious freedom by the Bangsamoro government,” said Senator Joel Villanueva.