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PREMIUMUlema council, government to rein in intolerant television sermons

first_imgThe Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is seeking to rein in the spread of hate sermons by introducing certification standards for Muslim preachers appearing on television.The move follows the government’s campaign to stem the rising tide of religious intolerance spread through sermons in public places, including mosques, schools and the internet.On Thursday, the MUI invited around 80 Muslim preachers to its office, including many who make regular television appearances giving sermons or hosting religious programs. They took part in a three-day course to ensure they met the basic competency standards set by the MUI, the umbrella for all Islamic organizations in Indonesia.The course is intended to ensure that they promote moderation and tolerance. While an MUI certificate is not a prerequisite to appear on television, it is clear that the government wants to ensure that tele… Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Forgot Password ? #MUI MUI preachers #preacher Islam #Islam radicalism #radicalism Facebooklast_img read more

Centenarians in Iloilo to get more cash incentives

first_imgILOILO City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod(SP) has unanimously approved an ordinance granting additional benefits andprivileges to centenarians in this city. On Thursday, the SP passed the ordinanceamending Regulation Ordinance 2017-053, otherwise known as “Ilonggo CentenarianOrdinance” that provides additional incentives to the senior citizens. “Many of these senior citizens failed toavail the privilege of Centenarian Act of 2016 from government, when they couldenjoy life at age of 80 years old,” the ordinance read. Under the amended version, the elderlyupon reaching the age of 80 will already be entitled to receive P10,000;  P20,000 upon reaching 90 years old andP50,000 upon turning 100 years old.center_img Accordingly, from P1-millionappropriated fund every year for the implementation of the ordinance, it wasincreased to P3 million every year thereafter./PN The amended ordinance authored byCouncilor Maria Irene Ong, emphasized that the act of granting incentives tosenior citizens at reduced age are all aimed at giving them the opportunity toenjoy their later years and not just wait to reach 100 years.last_img read more