Lanao governor to use Charter, Qur’an as governance guides PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:24

The mother of now Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. on Saturday assured to continue the peace and development programs of his son, whose gubernatorial post she took over last Thursday.

Lanao del Sur’s new governor, Soraya Alonto-Adiong, told reporters on Saturday she had received from her son, who was governor of the province for three consecutive terms that lasted from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2016, all records of his programs and projects she needs to continue.

Adiong, Jr. is popular for his having implemented, along with the now second-termer Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, dozens of infrastructure projects in Lanao del Sur.

Lanao del Sur, a component province of ARMM, covers 39 towns in two congressional districts.

Adiong, Jr. and her mother were sworn to office as vice governor and governor, respectively, last Thursday by lawyer Bashary Mapupuno, provincial prosecutor for Lanao del Sur.

“I shall continue what `Bombit’ started and I will even intensify all of his peace and development initiatives. My guide in managing the provincial government shall be the Philippine Charter and the Holy Qur’an,” said the 72-year-old Adiong clan matriarch.

Adiong, Jr. is most known in Lanao del Sur by his nickname, Bombit. He and his mother were running mates during the May 9 local polls.

The father of Adiong, Jr., the late Mamintal Adiong, Sr. had served as congressional representative of Lanao del Sur for three consecutive terms and, subsequently, as governor of the province for two terms before he died of liver cancer.