AL JAMA-AH submitted a proposal to the State in 2008 to change the Constitution so that religious communities can have limited self determination to practice their family laws without judicial and state interference. This is not out of step with the Constitution which provides for “reasonable accommodation” when such laws differ with the Constitution. However it is not ANC policy at present. The ANC can be lobbied to make the change which is not out of line with best practice on how to deal with Muslim marital matters. The Philippine Code is the benchmark and certainly an example to be followed.