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Dagupan proud of "Muslim heritage" Mayor Fernandez

Dagupan City (8 June) -- City Mayor Alipio Fernandez, Jr. has urged the newly- revitalized Pangasinan Integrated Muslim Assembly (PIMA), the aggrupation of local Muslim communities in Pangasinan, to remain united in their goals and visions.

Fernandez made the call during the 2nd Induction Ceremony last Saturday at the Inn Asia Hotel where he noted that Muslims are "like a body, if one part of the body hurts, rest of the body will also suffer."

He said the country learned from history that long before Filipinism was developed as a basis of national unity, Muslims had already developed a national consciousness based on the Islamic concept of ummah, he said.

Fernandez said the unity is based on the total integration of all aspects of society and transcending barriers of ethnic, social, economic or other personal differences.

Dagupan, he stressed, shares a special solidarity with Muslim brothers now based in Pangasinan.

"We rejoice in your demonstration of unity since its potential benefits will be tremendous, for promoting peace, development and the continued growth of trade and commerce in the Province of Pangasinan," he said.

He said it is important to note that the influence of Islam in the early centuries saw the development of dynamic interaction between inhabitants and communities in the archipelago especially in matters of trade and commerce.

To date, local Muslim traders continue this legacy of promoting trade and commerce here in Dagupan and elsewhere in Pangasinan, he said. (CIO/PIA Pangasinan/dos) [top]

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