Mujiv Hataman New Governor of ARMM Region

Newly appointed officer-in-charge governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) took his oath of office before President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday in Malacanan Palace.

President Aquino administered the oath of office of Hataman, a former Anak Mindanao Party-list representative, and Hadja Bainon Karon, who was appointed as OIC-regional vice governor of ARMM.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that President Aquino has instructed the newly appointed OIC governor of ARMM to ensure the proper implementation of reforms in the region.

“He is a former congressman and he knows the politics and the people of ARMM. We believe that he could be a person who can advance the reforms in ARMM,” Lacierda said during a press briefing.

President Aquino signed into law on June 30 this year Republic Act 10153, postponing the elections set in August 2010 at the ARMM and synchronizing the elections to the national and local polls in May 2013.

“The reason why we went for a synchronization and also, in particular, the ARMM, is to make sure that all the excesses of the past, all the corruption be eradicated and make sure that ARMM … would really push to advance the welfare of the people from ARMM,” Lacierda said.

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