NEWS | UP Mindanao rededicates masjid inside campus

| Written by Padayon UP

Davao City Grand Mufti Aleem Mohammad Pasigan reads a verse from the Quran during the rededication of the masjid at UP Mindanao campus in Mintal, Davao City on Thursday (14 September 2023) (Photo courtesy of Noel Larios/UPMin PRO).



DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The University of the Philippines Mindanao rededicated a masjid inside its campus in Mintal, Davao City during a short ceremony on 14 September.


The masjid was first constructed in 2000 by the 55th Engineering Brigade, which occupied the 204-hectare government-owned lot until UPMin moved its campus there.


The event was attended by members of the Muslim community, with Davao City Grand Mufti Aleem Mohammad Pasigan reading a verse from the Quran.


UP Mindanao President Angelo Jimenez delivers his welcome remarks during the inauguration of the masjid inside the campus on Thursday (14 September 2023). (Photo courtesy of Noel Larios/UPMin PRO)


The rededication was a result of a fundraising activity by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association’s Davao Chapter, which was able to raise at least P800,000 in six weeks, from a target of P850,000.


UPMin has since signed a memorandum of agreement with UPAA Davao on the management of the masjid.


The masjid is located at the entrance of UP Mindanao’s University Avenue in Mintal.


UPAA officials said that the masjid itself was symbolic of the gains of the peace process, with its original construction in 2000 involving the 10th Engineering Company’s Moro National Liberation Front integrees along with the 55th Engineering Brigade. (MindaNews)



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