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Gerry A. Salapuddin

November 16, 2007 5:14pm
Gerry Ajul Salapuddin, 55, former Basilan representative, denied any hand in Batasan bombing, even as he confirmed that an alleged Abu Sayyaf bandit being linked to the incident was a former driver.

ISSUES
  • Rival of Akbar political clan. Salapuddin filed an electoral protest against Jum Jainuddin-Akbar, first wife of Wahab Akbar, who defeated him in the gubernatorial race.

PERSONAL
  • Nickname: Gerry, Faihk
  • Date of Birth: March 25, 1952
  • Place of Birth: Tuburan, Basilan Province
  • Citizenship: Filipino
  • Religion: Islam
  • Daughter: Rabia A. Salapuddin

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Masters in Public Administration, Basilan State College
  • Bachelor of Laws, Basilan State College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Basilan State College
  • High School, Basilan City High School
  • Elementary, Tuburan Elementary School

CAREER
  • Representative, Basilan, 1998-2007
  • Governor, Basilan, 1988-1998
  • Member, LTP, Region IX; Autonomous Region, 1984-1986

TRAININGS and GRANTS
  • 1-month Study Tour/Grant, Germany on Local Autonomy, Germany, Foreign Institute, Berlin, Germany, 1992
  • 2-month Program on Regional Development Management, AIM Makati, 1989
  • 3-day Seminar on effective Local Gov’t ; DAP, Tagaytay, 1988

AFFILIATIONS
  • President, Tanju Basilan, Inc., 1999-2001
  • Board of Director, League of Provinces of the Philippines, 1992-1996
  • Vice President, Governors League of the Philippines, 1992-1995
  • President, Confederation of Mindanao Governors and Mayors, 1989-1992
  • Founder, Basilan Muslim Youth Congress, 1988
  • Adviser, United Iyakan Association of the Philippines, Inc., 1985-Present
  • Initiated The establishment of the Basilan State College, 1985
  • President, Young Muslim Professional Association, 1984-1992
  • Acting Chairman, MNLF Basilan, 1972-1984

AWARDS
  • Outstanding Congressman of the Year, Philippine Experimental Educational Research Society, Inc.-Concerned Media, Inc., 1999
  • Certificate of Recognition for his invaluable help, Kapisanan ng mga Direktor sa Pelikulang Pilipino (KDPP)
  • Exceptional Achiever of the New Millennium -ADE International Development Foundations, Inc.
  • Dakilang Ama Award–New Life on Family Development and Youth Council, Inc.
  • Outstanding Congressman in the Region for 1998
  • Asusasyon ng Komentarista at Anawnser ng Pilipinas Award of Service (for being the founder of the Basilan Stae College)-Basilan
    State College
  • Outstanding Congressman of Region IX for 1999 (Millenium Award), Asussasyon ng Komentarista at Anawnser sa Pilipinas
  • Outstanding Public Servant of the Year"-Millennial Lingkod Bayan-Service National Award 2000
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