Wali of Bangsamoro

The Wali of Bangsamoro is the ceremonial head of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region within the Philippines.

Wali of Bangsamoro
Filipino: Wali ng Bangsamoro
Arabic: والي من بانجسامورو
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Khalipa Usman Nando

since March 29, 2019
NominatorCouncil of Leaders
AppointerBangsamoro Parliament
Term length6 years
Constituting instrumentBangsamoro Organic Law
FormationMarch 29, 2019
First holderKhalipa Usman Nando

The first Wali, Khalipa Usman Nando, was appointed by the interim Bangsamoro Parliament on March 29, 2019 during its inaugural session.[1]



The Wali is an elective position within the government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and is considered as the ceremonial head of the region.[1] The holder of the position has the legal ability to perform the following ceremonial functions: Moral guardianship of the region, preside over the opening of the parliament session, administer the oath of office, dissolve the Bangsamoro Parliament as advised by the Chief Minister, call for the election of a new parliament, and attend public ceremonies.[2]

The tenure of the Wali is six years, except the first holder of the position which was appointed by the interim Bangsamoro Parliament headed by the Bangsamoro Transition Authority which would hold office for only three years.[2]


As per law, the Wali should be at least 40 years of age and a natural-born citizen of the Philippines. They should be a registered voter in the Bangsamoro region and a resident of the region for at least 15 years, able to read and write in Filipino, English, and Arabic, as well as having no prior conviction of any criminal or administrative offense. The Wali is elected by the Bangsamoro Parliament from a list of eligible individuals prepared by the Council of Leaders.[1]


No. Wali Took office Left office Ref.
1 Khalipa Usman Nando March 29, 2019 incumbent [1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Ropero, Gillan (29 March 2019). "'My happiness is real': Duterte grateful for creation of Bangsamoro region". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Gavilan, Jodesz (31 January 2019). "Key positions in the Bangsamoro government". Rappler. Retrieved 23 February 2019.