Samira Gutoc’s platforms if she wins Senator & her accomplishments
SAMIRA GUTOC’S PLATFORMS – Here are the accomplishments of Samira Gutoc and the things she promises to do if she gets elected as Senator in the May 2022 Elections.
Gutoc is a Marawi civic leader, women’s and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) rights advocate. She is also a former assemblywoman of the ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly and a Bangsamoro Transition Commission former member. Gutoc ran for senator in 2019 under the Liberal Party but she did not win. This 2022, she is running for the same position but under Aksyon Demokratiko with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as the standard-bearer.
Samira Gutoc finished her Bachelor of Arts in Communications course at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Then she studied law at the Arellano University School of Law. She has a Master in International Studies which she took up at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Gutoc is married to Abdul Maomit Tomawis and they have a child.
She held different positions that helped people in Mindanao such as the Coordinator of the Young Moro Professionals Network and the Convenor of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. Gutoc was also a former member of the Philippine Army Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board and Board of Regents of Mindanao State University.
As a former member of the Philippine Army Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board, in 2018, she called for the government to reconsider its military campaign against communist rebels. She aimed for the government to prioritize peace-building efforts.
Gutoc was appointed as a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Committee in 2017. That aided the drafting of Republic Act No. 11054 or the Bangsamoro Basic Law. In that same year, she became active in the Ranao Rescue Team. They assisted civilians fleeing from areas of armed conflict.
She is among the 500 Most Influential Muslims as recognized by Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. Gutoc was also awarded the 2018 N-Peace Award by the United Nations Development Programme.
SAMIRA GUTOC’S PLATFORMS
- Provide compensation for Marawi residents who lost their property
- Provide a framework on how to assist and protect individuals forced out of their homes due to violence and conflict
- Institutionalize and systematize how authorities would keep tabs on missing persons and ensure the proper treatment of the remains of victims of conflicts and disasters
- Prioritize small-scale accounting of the pandemic response funds
- Proposes an audit of the pandemic funds, particularly in Marawi City
- Speaks of lack of healthcare spending in Marawi City (compared to Metro Manila hospitals)
- Ensure that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos would be active in giving Muslims access to burials that respect their traditions
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