On November 15, 2022, a legal researcher from the College of Law in one of the universities in Metro Manila visited National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and was received by Executive Assistant IV Dr. Abdul Hannan M. Tago. They discussed the possibility of improving the “Halal Industry” as another alternative and opportunity to boost the Philippines economy and to encourage cultural equality. The idea is a result of a comparison of the successful practices of Asian countries which are not Islamic but somehow made unconventional moves to adopt such practices. These Asian countries like Japan and Thailand are now booming in tourism and economy for adopting a Muslim-friendly environment or what is now politically termed as “halal tourism.”
On November 16, 2022, the Dean of Public Affairs of the Mindanao State University – Main Campus, accompanied her student studying Master’s whose dissertation about “Halal”, visited the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, who were personally received by Secretary Atty. Guiling A. Mamondiong.
The NCMF, under Secretary Mamondiong’s leadership, is eyeing to promote “Halal Tourism” nationwide with the help of foreign partners in the Gulf countries to help, train, and subsidize cities, municipalities, and provinces willing to adopt such a move.