Simeon Datumanong

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Simeon Datumanong
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Maguindanao's Second District
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2007
Preceded by Guimid Matalam
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Guimid Matalam
Succeeded by Guimid Matalam
Secretary of Justice
In office
January 16, 2003 – December 23, 2003
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez
Succeeded by Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez
Secretary of Public Works and Highways
In office
2001–2003
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Joey Lina
Succeeded by Bayani Fernando
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Maguindanao
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Salipada K. Pendatun
Governor of Maguindanao
In office
1973–1975
Governor of Cotabato
In office
December 30, 1967 – December 30, 1971
Vice-Governor of Cotabato
In office
December 30, 1963 – December 30, 1967
Personal details
Born (1935-06-17) June 17, 1935 (age 78)
Political party Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Religion Islam

Simeon Datumanong (born June 17, 1935) is a Filipino-Muslim politician who held different government positions and currently serves as a Representative of the lone district of Maguindanao in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is married to Hadja Sittie Mariam Sigrid De Guzman Datumanong and have four children.

Education[edit]

He finished elementary as the class valedictorian at Cotabato Central School in Cotabato City on 1949. He was the first honorable mention when he finished his high school studies at Cotabato High School. Right after finishing high school, he took up Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines. He was admitted to the Bar on 1959.

Political career[edit]

Datumanong entered politics when he was elected as Vice-Governor (1963–1967) then as Governor (1967–1971) of Cotabato. When the province of Cotabato was split to the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and North Cotabato, he was elected as the first governor of Maguindanao in 1973 and served until 1975. He was then elected to the Regular Batasang Pambansa from Maguindanao in 1984. In 1992, Datumanong was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives to represent Maguindanao's Second District. He served until 2001 when he was appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Secretary of Public Works and Highways. In 2003, he was Secretary of Justice and served until his resignation in the same year. He was reelected to the Philippine House of Representatives in 2007.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Gerry Salapuddin
House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao
2007–present
Succeeded by
íncumbent
Preceded by
restored
Lone District, Maguindanao
2007–2008
Succeeded by
defunct
Preceded by
Guimid P. Matalam
Representative, 2nd District of Maguindanao
2007–2010
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez
Secretary of Justice
2003
Succeeded by
Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez
Preceded by
Gregorio Vigilar
Philippines Secretary of Public Works and Highways
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Florante Soriquez
Preceded by
Guimid Matalam
Representative, 2nd District of Maguindanao
1992–2001
Succeeded by
Guimid Matalam

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