Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday known as for the scrapping of the proposed Muslim-only identification cards (ID) saying that the transfer is a discriminatory coverage and worse, unconstitutional.
Gatchalian even vowed to oppose any related coverage that may deal with each Filipino Muslim with suspicion merely due to their beliefs.
“Terrorism is an unholy crime against humanity that has been denounced by every religion in the world, including Islam. Our law-abiding Muslim brothers and sisters are not the enemy,” he stated.
While the stated coverage, which can have be being applied in good religion by some native authorities models (LGUs) akin to Tarlac, to display potential safety risk on account of the persevering with armed battle in Marawi, Gatchalian confused that it singles out Muslims in an unfair and patently unlawful method.
The senator famous that such proposal violates the constitutional proper of each Filipino citizen to equal safety beneath the legislation. “It should be scrapped immediately,” he stated.
Gatchalian expressed concern that the stated ID system, if it is not going to be discontinued, would possibly solely encourage hostility towards Muslims in affected communities and make them vulnerable to spiritual profiling by legislation enforcement authorities.