Governor of Maguindanao del Sur

The governor of Maguindanao del Sur is the highest political office in the province of Maguindanao del Sur, Philippines.[3][4]

Governor of Maguindanao del Sur
Punong Lalawigan ng Timog Maguindanao
Seal of the Province of Maguindanao del Sur
Incumbent
Mariam Mangudadatu
since October 13, 2022[1][2]
StyleHonorable (formal)
Mr./Madame Governor (informal)
Term length3 years
Inaugural holderBai Mariam Mangudadatu
FormationOctober 13, 2022[1][2]

History

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Following the 2022 Maguindanao division plebiscite of September 17, 2022, Maguindanao was split into Maguindanao del Sur and Maguindanao del Norte provinces.[5] The charter legislation of the two provinces, Republic Act No. 11550, provides for acting governors for the newly formed subdivisions. Mariam Mangudadatu, the last governor of Maguindanao, was supposed to assume the position of governor of Maguindanao del Sur. However, this was uncertain, since the relevant provision which dictates the initial province officials presumes that the plebiscite would be held before the May 2022 national elections but the division vote was postponed after that date.[6][7]

Mangudadatu would assume the position of governor of Maguindanao del Norte nevertheless,[8] which was unrecognized by the Bangsamoro regional government.[9]

Mangudadatu would be affirmed as governor of the province, when President Bongbong Marcos named her as Officer in Charge (OIC) of the province on April 5, 2023. Midtimbang likewise was named OIC vice governor.[10] However she would oppose the appointment as OIC, believing she already has mandate to be acting governor as per the province's charter law.[11] However, she took oath as OIC of the province on April 28, 2023.[12]

List of governors

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No. Portrait Name Term in office Party Vice governor
Term start Term end Time in office
  Mariam Mangudadatu October 13, 2022
(Unrecognized[a])
April 5, 2023
(OIC[b])
Incumbent 1 year, 253 days
(from 2022)
PDP–Laban Nathaniel Midtimbang
(Disputed[a]; OIC[b])

Notes

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  1. ^ a b Acting role. Self-appointed as per the province charter law. Unrecognized by national and Bangsamoro governments
  2. ^ a b As per the national government as OIC from April 5, 2023. OIC governor designation unrecognized by Mangudadatu's office until April 28, 2023.

References

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  1. ^ a b "Governors, vice govs of split Maguindanao provinces assume posts". ABS-CBN News. October 22, 2022. Archived from the original on October 23, 2022. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Fernandez, Edwin (October 22, 2022). "Maguindanao ceases to exist as 2 new provinces rise". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on October 24, 2022. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Mendoza, John Eric (September 18, 2022). "Maguindanao Del Norte, Maguindanao Del Sur officially now provinces". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on September 27, 2022. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  4. ^ Ramirez, Robertzon; Jaymalin, Mayen (September 19, 2022). "Maguindanao now split into 2 provinces". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on September 24, 2022. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "With Maguindanao split into 2, Mindanao now has 28 provinces and BARMM has 6". MindaNews. 18 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Who will lead two Maguindanao provinces? Comelec to issue legal opinion soon". CNN Philippines. 19 September 2022. Archived from the original on September 19, 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  7. ^ Villegas, Gab Humilde (September 27, 2022). "DILG urged: Appoint Maguindanao official". Daily Tribune.
  8. ^ "Governors, vice govs of split Maguindanao provinces assume posts". ABS-CBN News. 22 October 2022. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  9. ^ Fernandez, Edwin (26 October 2022). "BARMM says it won't recognize officials of new Maguindanao province". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
  10. ^ "Marcos names OICs for Maguindanao del Norte, Maguindanao del Sur". GMA News. 5 April 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  11. ^ Pinlac, Beatrice (13 April 2023). "Mariam Mangudadatu objects Marcos' appointment of acting governors for Maguindanao". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  12. ^ "In the name of peace, Maguindanao del Sur, del Norte leaders unite, take oath before PBBM". Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 20 August 2023.