Hataman appointed ARMM OIC governor PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:09

Former Anak Mindanao (AMIN) party-list representative Mujiv Hataman of Basilan has been appointed by President Noynoy Aquino as OIC governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Hataman, 39, will assume his post along with OIC vice governor Hadja Bainon Karon on Dec. 22 or 23, Department of Interior and Local Governments  (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo said in a report posted on MindaNews website.

Another quoted Robredo to have confirmed that Hataman was chosen to head the five-province ARMM until new officials have been elected and assumed office next year.

Based on the reports, Hataman received a copy of his appointment signed by the President on November 29, early this week.

The new ARMM chief executive and Karon took their oath of office before Robredo at noon of December 15. They will serve until noon of June 30, 2013. They will formally assume office on Thursday or Friday next week, the report said.

Hataman, chairman emeritus of AMIN party-list, is advocating Mindanao peace and development through tri-people unity. With his appointment, he will lead the 4,120,795 people and govern the five provinces — Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur – and the cities of  Marawi and Lamitan. — HG