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MEDIA RELEASE May 6, 2010 Tamano Visits RP s Oldest Mosque as Part of Final Campaign Stop
Atty. Adel Tamano, Nacionalista Party spokesman and senatorial bet, devoted one of the final days of the campaign in visiting the Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque at Tubig Indangan, Simunul Island in Jolo. Tamano, the first Filipino Muslim to graduate as a law scholar in Harvard, prayed at the sacred grounds of the oldest Mosque in the Philippines along with his campaign staff and relatives to seek guidance and strengthen his faith. He also prayed for unity and peaceful elections. Tamano shared that the practice of his religion helps him purify his mind and toughen his spirit. It is that part of his lifestyle which keeps him maintain the principled track which he vowed to follow. It may be recalled that Tamano made a firm stand against black propaganda and mud slinging. He may even got himself in trouble with some of his partymates when he openly chastised NP supporters for engaging in dirty tricks. Tamano went against former NAPOCOR President and NP supporter Guido Delgado for revealing fake psychological documents on LP standard bearer Benigno Simeon Aquino. He also made his position clear that he cannot condone fellow NP spokeman Gilbert Remulla s visit to the Ampatuans. Although still trailing in the surveys Tamano has gained some ground and was even endorsed by several groups. He is banking on the support of his fellow Moslem in the polls. It has been almost two decades since the last Muslim representation in the senate. In reaction to the Iglesia ni Cristo s announcement of support to national and local candidates, Tamano said in a statement that he respect[s] the INC s right to endorse candidates . . . [as] part of both the constitutionally enshrined freedom of religion and the freedom of association . . . whatever our religion, let s pray for a peaceful and honest election.
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