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Adiong clan matriarch to govern Lanao Sur based on Charter and Qur'an

BANGSAMORO NEWS UPDATES • 02:25 AM Sun Jul 3, 2016
John Unson
The new governor of Lanao del Sur, Soraya Alonto-Adiong, receives from her son, former Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr., vital records on the projects and programs of the provincial government. (JOHN UNSON)

MARAWI CITY -- 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.

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