LAMAN M. PIANG, CESO IV
Director IV, BMCA
Contact No.:
Email Address: lmpiang@ncmf.gov.ph bmca.ncmf@gmail.comThe Bureau of Muslim Cultural Affairs (BMCA) shall be responsible for the conduct of research and studies on the cultural development of Muslim Filipino communities which would serve as the basis for policy and plans formulation, and program and project implementation.

It shall formulate and implement an education program especially designed to improve the literacy level of Muslim Filipinos, including their study of the Arabic language, Islamic heritage, and maintain a central library, museum and audio-visual center to serve as repositories of information on the Muslim Filipino peoples.

The Bureau is also responsible for the Madrasah institutions in the country wherein it will assist and facilitate the applications for registration and accreditation with the Department of Education (DepEd).

It shall also oversee the conduct of the Annual Qur’an Reading Competition.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Bureau of Muslim Cultural Affairs is composed of three (3) divisions to manage its operations, namely:

  1. Cultural Institutions Development Division
  2. Madrasah Development Division
  3. Shari’ah Training Education Division

BMCA PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

A. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION FOR MOSQUES/CULTURAL CENTERS, AND MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS.

Requirements:

  1. Request letter from the Mosque/Cultural Center Administrator or Head of the Organization or Association;
  2. Photocopy of SEC Registration, if any;
  3. Barangay/Mayor’s Permit or Certification;
  4. Picture(s) of the Mosque/Cultural Center or Office of the Organization or Association; and
  5. Application Form duly accomplished by the Mosque/Cultural Center Administrator or Head of the Organization or Association, or authorized representative.

 

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION FOR MOSQUES/CULTURAL CENTERS OR MUSLIM    ORGANIZATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS
Step Activity Duration Responsible Person/Unit
1 Securing & Filling   up of BMCA-CIDD Registration Form for Mosque/Cultural Center, Muslim Organization or Association 10

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-CIDD

2 Filing of duly accomplished Application Form, with complete supporting documents 5

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-CIDD

3 Evaluation of documents presented 10

minutes

Evaluation Officer

BMCA-CIDD

4 Encoding and printing of the Certificate of Registration 10

minutes

Encoding Officer

BMCA-CIDD

5 Verification and final review of the documents presented 10

minutes

Chief

BMCA-CIDD

6 Approval/signing of Certificate of Registration 5

minutes

Director

BMCA

7 Recording and releasing of Certificate of Registration 10

minutes

Record Officer

BMCA

 ¨ Schedule:               Monday to Friday = 8:00AM-5:00PM, with noon and mid-afternoon prayer

                                    break time.

¨ Who may avail:        Any Muslim Filipino representing Mosque/Cultural Center, and

                                    Organization or Association.                                                                                                                                               

B. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION FOR RECOGNITION FOR MADRASAH

Requirements:

  1. Letter request from the Madrasah owner/administrator;
  2. Photocopy of SEC Registration, if any;
  3. Barangay/Mayor’s Permit, or Certification;
  4. Picture(s) and profile of the Madrasah, such as, number of Asatidz and students; and
  5. Endorsement from the concerned NCMF Field Office where the Madrasah is located. 

     

    Downloadable Forms:

    1. Application Form
    2. Madrasah Information Sheet
    3. Checklist of Requirements

¨ Schedule:                Monday to Friday= 8:00AM-5:00PM, with noon and mid-afternoon prayer

                                    break time.

¨ Who may avail:        Any Muslim Filipino owner or administrator of a Madrasah.

 

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION FOR RECOGNITION FOR MADRASAH
Step Activity Duration

 

Responsible Person/Unit
1 Securing and filling up of BMCA-MEDD Application Form and Madrasah Information Sheet 10

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-MEDD

2 Filing of duly accomplished Application Form 5

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-MEDD

3 Evaluation of documents presented, with the Madrasah Information Sheet 10

minutes

Evaluation Officer

BMCA-MEDD

4 Encoding and printing of Certificate of Registration 10

minutes

Encoding Officer

BMCA-MEDD

5 Verification and final review of the documents presented 10

minutes

Chief

BMCA-MEDD

6 Approval and signing of the Certificate of Registration 5

minutes

Director

BMCA

7 Recording and releasing of Certificate of Registration 10

minutes

Record Officer

BMCA

C. ISSUANCE OF LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT OR NO OBJECTION FOR SCHOLARSHIP ABROAD

Requirements:

  1. Authenticated documents by the Department of Foreign Affairs; and
  2. Invitation letter, if any, from the foreign university/institution.

¨ Schedule:                Monday to Friday= 8:00AM-5:00PM, with noon and mid-afternoon prayer

                                    break time.

¨ Who may avail:        Any Muslim Filipino owner or administrator of a Madrasah.

 

ISSUANCE OF LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT OR NO OBJECTION FOR APPLICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP ABROAD
Step Activity Duration

 

Responsible Office/Person
1 Securing and filling up of BMCA-MEDD Application Form (Information Sheet)  

5

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-MEDD

2 Filing of duly accomplished Information, with the required documents (Authenticated Scholastic Record with Red Ribbon copy from DFA & Invitation letter from foreign university)  10

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-MEDD

3 Interview and Evaluation of documents presented, with the Information Sheet. 10

minutes

Evaluation Officer

BMCA-MEDD

4 Encoding and printing of Endorsement/No Objection Letter.

 

10

minutes

Encoding Office

BMCA-MEDD

5 Verification and final review of the documents, and further interview, if necessary. 10

minutes

Chief

BMCA-MEDD

6 Approval/signing of the Endorsement/No Objection Letter. 10

minutes

Director

BMCA

7 Recording/Releasing of Endorsement Certificate/No Objection Letter

 

5

minutes

Record Officer

BMCA

D. SHARI’AH TRAINING SEMINAR

Requirements:

  1. Authenticated photocopy of Transcript of Records/Diploma for graduates of English courses;
  2. Authenticated photocopy of Transcript of Records, duly translated into English, for graduates of Islamic/Arabic courses; and
  3. Authority to attend the Shari’ah training seminar on official time, if government 

Official or personnel.

¨ Schedule:    Monday to Friday = 8:00AM-5:00PM, with noon and mid-afternoon prayer

                        break time

Qualifications for Shari’ah Trainees/Examinees:

P1.       Lawyers or Members of the Philippine Bar.

P2.       Ulama or graduates of Islamic/Arabic courses abroad duly recognized by their respective governments.

P3.       Graduates of Law (Barristers).

P4.       Graduates of Shari’ah or Islamic courses in the Philippines duly recognized by the government.

P5.       Graduates of other courses related to law and/or Shari’ah (Islamic Law).

P6.       Graduates of other 4-year courses, provided, he or she has working knowledge in Islam.

Note: Admission of applicant depends, among others, on the availability of slots.

PARTICIPATION IN THE SHARI’AH TRAINING SEMINAR
Step Activity Duration Responsible

Person/Unit

1 Securing and filling up of registration form for Shari’ah Training Seminar 10

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-STED

2 Filing of duly accomplished registration form with complete supporting documents 5

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-STED

3 Evaluation of documents presented 10

minutes

Evaluation Officer

BMCA-STED

4 Verification and final review of the documents presented 5

minutes

Chief

BMCA-STED

5 Approval for inclusion in the list of qualified applicants, subject to final screening 10

minutes

BMCA Director
6

 

Listing in the logbook for prospective trainees 5

minutes

Secretariat

BMCA-STED

7 Conduct of Training Seminar 45 days BMCA-STED

Secretariat and lecturers

8 Issuance of Certificate of Completion After completion of Seminar Chief Justice, NCMF Secretary, Executive Director and BMCA Director

E. ADMISSION TO THE SHARI’AH PRE-BAR REVIEW CLASSES

Filing of Petition for the Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations, with the following requirements:

  1. Security Paper Birth Certificate, with documentary stamps;
  2. Three (3) testimonials (one copy each), signed by members of the Philippine Bar;
  3. Fiscal Clearance from the Province or City where the petitioner resides;
  4. Regional Trial Court Clearance from the Province or City where the petitioner resides;
  5. Authenticated Transcript of Records, with documentary stamps;
  6. Authenticated copy of Certificate of Completion on Shari’ah Training Seminar issued by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and the Supreme Court;
  7. Four (4) copies of latest passport size ID picture;
  8. Photocopy of current residence certificate;
  9. Self-addressed envelope with mailing stamp; and
  10. Filing fee for the Special Shari’ah Bar Examination.

Schedule: Monday to Friday= 8:00AM-5:00PM, with noon and mid-afternoon prayer break time.

 

PARTICIPATION IN THE SHARI’AH PRE-BAR REVIEW CLASSES

 

 
Step Activity Duration Responsible Person/Unit
 

1

 

Securing and filling up of Petition form, with other required documents

10

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-STED

 
2 Filing of duly accomplished Petition form, with supporting documents and examination fee 5

minutes

Action Officer

BMCA-STED

 
3 Evaluation of documents presented, including examination fee proof of payment 10

minutes

Evaluation Officer

BMCA-STED

 
4 Verification and final review of the documents presented 5

minutes

Chief

BMCA-STED

 
5 Approval for inclusion in the list of reviewees 5

minutes

Chief

BMCA-STED

 
6 Listing in the logbook for reviewees for the Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations 5

minutes

BMCA Director  
7 Transmittal of Petitions to the Office of the Bar Confidant, Supreme Court (OBC-SC) 2 days Secretariat

BMCA-STED

 
8 Conduct of Review Classes 8-12 days Chief, BMCA-STED

BMCA Director

OBC-SC

Secretariat and Reviewers

 

 

 

PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS IN TAKING THE SPECIAL SHARI’AH BAR EXAMINATIONS

 

Step   Activity Duration Responsible Person/Unit
1 Securing of Petition Form for the SSBE 5 minutes NCMF-Field Secretariat

BMCA-STED

2 Filing of duly accomplished Petition Form, with other requirements, through NCMF Field Offices or BMCA-STED, or directly at the Office of the Bar Confidant, Supreme Court BMCA-STED 5

minutes

NCMF-Field Secretariat

BMCA-STED

OBC-SC

3 Evaluation of documents presented 10

minutes

NCMF-Field Secretariat

BMCA-STED

4 Forwarding Petitions to the Office of the Bar Confidant Weekly until deadline NCMF-Field Secretariat

 BMCA-STED

OBC-SC

 

BMCA NEWS AND UPDATES

Documentation and Profiling of Counselor-at-Shari’ah Law

   

1438H / 2017G Ramadhan Advisory and Calendar

   

43rd National Qur’an Reading Competition

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos through the Bureau of Muslim Cultural Affairs recently conducted the 43rd National Qur’an Reading Competition on April 1-2, 2017 (5-6 Rajab 1438H) held at Microtel, UP Techno Hub, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City for the Opening Ceremony and at the UP Bahay Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City for the Competition proper.