Deputy Speaker Rep. Mujiv Hataman is seeking reelection as House representative for the lone district of Basilan.
Accompanied by his wife, Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman and children Amin and Umara, the former governor of the now-defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao filed his certificate at the local Commission on Elections office.
Before being elected to the 18th Congress, Hataman was governor of ARMM for eight years or since 2011, before he stepped down in 2019 when it became the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
As representative of Basilan, Hataman authored several local measures that aim to uplift the standards of living in the province. Maricel V. Cruz
Education is one of Hataman’s priority areas for legislation. He steered the conversion of the Basilan State College into a full-fledged Basilan State University through Republic Act 11554.
He also advocated for measures calling for the establishment of a Basilan Science High School, a TESDA in Isabela City, a Basilan Sports Academy, and an institute for the conservation of the Sulu and Mindanao traditional arts.
The House of Representative has also passed measures authored by Hataman, such as Marawi Siege Compensation Act now pending in the Senate, the Anti-Discrimination Based on Race, Ethnicity and Religion Act, and many more.