Manila City starts building its first Muslim Cemetery

The new cemetery will serve as an exclusive ground for the interment and transfer of remains of Manila City’s deceased Muslim residents.

On July 22, Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the groundbreaking ceremony of the capital’s first Muslim Cemetery.

The local government has reportedly allocated P49.3 million for its construction. The project will cover about 2,400 square meters of land. It also includes the creation of a Cultural Hall for Muslims.

The new cemetery will serve as an exclusive ground for the interment and transfer of remains of Manila City’s deceased Muslim residents.

In a statement, Mayor Domagoso gave recognition to the beliefs and tradition of Muslims.


“By building this cemetery, we can ensure that the appropriate requirements of burying their loved ones that conform to their beliefs and tradition can be complied with,” the Mayor said.

“Here in the City of Manila, once a great kingdom in the past,  nobody will be left out. Pinoy, Chinoy, Muslims and other groups and ethnicities, all of you are part of our dream that we want to achieve in a matter of time,” he added.

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