Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman of Isabela City, Basilan has administered the oath-taking of selected Indigenous People’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) of 11 barangays in the city.
The city government said Hataman was moved to tears as she saw the different IP representatives during the program, which was held at Isabela City Hall Lobby recently.
She realized that, finally, one of her visions had come to life.
Hataman recalled her small encounter with an indigenous member of Isabela City. “We have to take care of this because it belongs here (Isabela City). We have so much to learn from them,” she said.
The 11 selected barangays with IPMRs who took their oath were the following:
Balatanay – Abdurasid Omar
Cabunbata – Delia Anding
Kapatagan Grande – Abdasul Tipuan
Kaumpurnah Zone I – Jamalul Habibun
Kaumpurnah Zone II – Amina Asmara
Kumalarang – Ahyar Ismael
Maligue – Juriya Hassim
Marang-Marang – Monisa Castillo
Masola – Sahak Addala
Small Kapatagan – Haslim Sabturani
Tampalan – Romano Alih.