Muslim Tagumenyos compete in 6th edition of Musabaqah

Tagum City – Pride. Intelligence. Camaraderie.

These are the core values that bloomed during the 6th Community-based Madaris Musabaqah of the Madrassah program of the city government of Tagum which started last February 12 at the New City Hall atrium.

Musabaqah is an Arabic term for competition.

No less than Regional Director Sherilla Porza-Sawah of the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) XI keynoted the opening ceremony last February 12, together with the Provincial Officer of NCMF Sultan Gomobar Panlian.

A total of 12 Madaris or Muslim schools joined in the 3-day activity which was aimed to provide an avenue for Arabic learners called Morits to exhibit their skills and talents deeply rooted in their culture and beliefs as Muslims.

The first day of this event centered on the Elmiyyah Competition where the morits, being tested on their knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the Qur’an teachings and Muslim faith, participated varily from smart talking to creative interpretation of the Muslim doctrines such as Adhan (Call to prayer), Hifdul Qur’an (Qur’an memorization), Muhadarah (Public speaking), Imla (Spelling), Masrahiyyah (Drama), Nasheed (Choral competition), Harf Touch, Quiz bee, and Poster making.

On the other hand, the second and the third day of the Musabaqah were centered on the Riyadiyyah Competition where teamwork, camaraderie and physique of the participating teams of morits were put to test as they showed their sporting skills in basketball, volleyball, and track & field, as well as in the larong pinoy such as tug of war, karang, and sack race among others.

In the conduct of the series of activities, the Muslim communities of Tagum had been given the proper platform to express their culture, beliefs and values which had been in line with the EAGLE WINGS developmental agenda of Mayor Allan Rellon on the preservation of culture and heritage. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum


The Arabic learners called Morits in the Arabic language exhibit their intellect and creativity in the Elmiyyah, or the Academic competition, last February 12 during the 6th Community-based Madaris Musabaqah held at the Tagum City government center. Kelvin Palermo/CIO Tagum


The 12 participating Madaris (Muslim schools) compete in the Riyadiyyah competition or the sporting event where the morits display utmost teamwork and physical strength during the 2-day event last February 15 and 16 at the Rotary Park gym. Gleiza Delgado/CIO Tagum