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|Datu Muslimin G. Sema|
|Vice Mayor of Cotabato|
June 30, 2010
April 27, 1949 |
Cotabato City, Philippines
|Alma mater||National University|
|Years of service||1970s –|
Muslimin Gampong Sema (born April 27, 1949), also known as Mus Sema, is a Filipino politician who has been the current Vice Mayor of Cotabato City since June 2010.
He finished his elementary grade at Sero Elementary School (1957-1963) in Cotabato and his secondary school years at Cotabato High School (1963-1967). In 1965, he was sent to Pennsylvania, U.S.A., as part of a summer student program.
He took up geodetic engineering at the National University from 1967 to 1970. In college, he started joining organizations where he could express his political views like the Philippine Muslim Nationalist League. He was one of the founding members of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
In 1969, he worked as technical assistant of the Student’s Affairs of the Commission on National Integration (CNI). From 1979 to 1989, he was the State Chairman of the Utara Kutawato State Revolutionary Committee after which he became Secretary General of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
In 1996, he was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). He attended numerous local and international conferences including the Pledging Session Conference in Paris, France and to the Technical Discussion Meeting of the Department of Finance-World Bank in Washington D.C., U.S.A as a delegate representing the ARMM.
In February 1998, he became the Executive Director of the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD). He was elected as city mayor of Cotabato in 1998 and was re-elected in 2001, 2004 and during May 2007 Elections. In 2008, he was elected by the Central Committee of the MNLF as their new Chairman. At present, Muslimin G. Sema serves as Cotabato City Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod which he assumed in 2010.
Muslimin Sema has 12 children. He is married to Bai Sandra S.A. Sema, currently the Congressional Representative for the First District of Maguindanao.
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