The Chairperson Corner


Chairperson/ Commissioner representing Lanao Del Sur Province with Marawi City

Born on October 29, 1985, raised in the beautiful and cold province of Lanao del Sur and lucky enough to be amongst the children of the Late MILF Vice-Chairman Aleem Abdul Azis Mimbantas and his ever patient and gorgeous mother H.Azizah Salic. Following the chain of continuous existence of us mere mortals, MP Marjanie Mimbantas Macasalong, and his beloved wife Ni’mah Ummu Hani Barra, have also been blessed with four kids, a boy and three girls.

He finished his elementary and high school education in Ibn Siena Integrated School Foundation, one of the popular schools in Marawi City, known for providing equal curriculum in both Arabic and Western Education. Also, he is a graduate of AB Political Science, with a master’s degree on Islamic and other Civilization and a Doctoral Degree in Islamic Thought and Civilization all in International Islamic University Malaysia. He has spent 7-8 years studying and teaching in Malaysia.

MP Marjanie has recently delivered a keynote remarks in the 3rd Dialogue on Countering Violent Extremism in the Middle East organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan on “Experiences that the Philippines had been facing to reconciliate and settle the differences of conflicting factions/parties and current challenges for further understanding.” He has joined the workshop on Youth Entrepreneurship Development organized by Taiwan’s International Cooperative and Development Fund. And he is an alumni of Nelson Mandela Leadership Programme.

Youth advocacy has always been the center of his endeavor. Youth empowerment, youth development and youth awareness had been the major objectives of his projects and programs. In fact, when he was the President of Coalition of Moro Youth Movement (CMYM), he spearheaded the conduct of Moro Youth Peace Camp, which up to date is being implemented by the said organization. And it not only strengthened youth participation in his province, it also forged meaningful bonds among the members of the youth. The camp instilled upon them the spirit of volunteerism, basic principles of leadership and more importantly the gains and the culture of peace.

To present, he continues to lecture on matters affecting youth such as but not limited to Youth Context: Role and Challenges of Youth in DRRM and Peace building in BARMM, Role of Youth in Nation-building, the Challenges and Opportunities for the Youth, Role of Youth in Nation-Building: Marawi Experience, etc. Also, MP Marjanie is involved in several religious, environmental, health, peace and security, and educational programs and activities. His office has been an instrument in bridging Skills and Vocational Training and Capacity Development to some members of Bangsamoro.

He was the Executive Director of Office on Bangsamoro youth Affairs, now the Chairperson of Bangsamoro Youth Commission, Member of Bangsamoro Transition Authority, Member of MILF Peace Implementing Panel and the Deputy President for Youth of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party.