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El Shaddai's headquarters in Manila claims a domestic membership of 6 million, or 7.5 percent of the population, although this number cannot accurately be corroborated.The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.The Government and the MILF currently maintain a yearlong cease-fire with both sides planning to continue their peace dialogue brokered by neighboring Malaysia.
Other Christian denominations together comprise approximately 8.9 million, or 11.6 percent of the population.The 2000 census placed the number of Muslims at 3.9 million, or approximately 5 percent of the population, but some Muslim groups claim that Muslims comprise anywhere from 8 to 12 percent of the population.Muslims reside principally in Mindanao and nearby islands and are the largest single minority religious group.Large Muslim communities are also located in the Mindanao provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Norte, and North Cotabato.
Sizable Muslim neighborhoods also can be found in metropolitan Manila on the northern island of Luzon and on the western island of Palawan.
A majority of the country's indigenous peoples, estimated between 12 and 16 million, reportedly are Christian.