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Municipal Vice Mayor.



Municipal Mayor
Taraka, Lanao del Sur


Honorable Mayor Nashiba U. Gandamra Sumagayan was born on August 6, 1974. She is a three-termer Mayor and wife to Atty. Amenodin U. Sumagayan who is now vice mayor of the same locality as she.

At a young age, she has been exposed by her parents, Sultan Camid C. Gandamra and Bae Saira U. Gandamra to build a strong family ties and to serve her fellowmen. Raised in a family that values discipline, leadership, and responsibilities, she manages her time as a mother, a wife, and a leader of her hometown. Her responsibilities include raising seven children—three girls and four boys. Nurturing and training these children to become good servants of Allah and to become good Samaritans are two of the basic orientations she shares with her excellent husband Atty. Amenodin U. Sumagayan which was also the former mayor of Taraka and assemblyman in the first district, Lanao del Sur.

Mayor Nashiba Gandamra-Sumagayan acquired her degree, Bachelor of Arts in English in Mindanao State University-Marawi and took her Master’s degree, Master of Arts in English Language Teaching in MSU-IIT. After completing her master’s degree, she became a resident Assistant Professor in the English Department in Mindanao State University-Marawi for twelve years. As an educator, her experiences and expertise in teaching and honing young minds promoting and implementing good governance as local official in the Municipality of Taraka.

Date of Birth : August 06, 1974
Place of Birth : Marawi City
Municipal Address : Barangay Malungun, Taraka, Lanao del Sur
Citizenship : Filipino
Hobbies : Reading
Name of Spouse : Atty. Amenodin U. Sumagayan
Former Mayor, Taraka Lanao del Sur
Former Assemblyman, 1st District, Lanao del Sur
Vice Mayor, Taraka, Lanao del Sur
Children : Almeerah Aquina G. Sumagayan
Mohammad Aquil G. Sumagayan
Mohammad Adiv G. Sumagayan
Mohammad Adel Fadel G. Sumagayan
Mohammad Arib G. Sumagayan
Aleisha Atiya G. Sumagayan
Aqila Afreen G. Sumagayan

Name of Father : Sultan Camid C. Gandamra
City Administrator, Marawi City
Name of Mother : Bae Saira U. Gandamra


Education Name of School Degree Earned Inclusive Date
Of Attendance
Elementary DJC GRADUATED 1980-1986
High School DJC GRADUATED 1986-1991
College MSU-MARAWI AB English 1992-1996
Post Graduate MSU-MARAWI Master of Arts in ELT 1998-2000
CAREER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, St. Michael’s College, Iligan City (February 14, 1999)


Municipal Mayor
Municipality of Taraka, Lanao del Sur
JULY 1, 2013 to date
Assistant Professor
English Department, CSSH, MSU-Marawi
JUNE 5, 2000-SEPT. 30, 2012
• 13th Washington Sycip National Education Summit by Synergeia Foundation at PICC, Manila (September 18-19, 2019)
• League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), Lanao del Sur Chapter
• Member, MSU Alumni Association
• Our Eastern Star (Bae a Labi Chapter, Lanao del Sur)
• Zuellig Family Foundation Youth Leadership Governance Program (YGLP) Module 1 Training, New Dawn Plus Hotel (September 4-6, 2019)
• Capability Enhancement Training on the Functionality of MADAC and BADAC and CUM Consultation Meeting on Brgy. Drug Clearing Program, Plaza Alemania Hotel, Iligan City, (May 08, 2019)
• The Department of National Defence and DILG Conference on Security, Peace and Development at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites, Davao City (November 7-9, 2018)
• Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Training for ARMM Local Chief Executives by JICA and DAP at Citadines Millennium, Ortigas, Manila (October 1-5, 2018)
• Project Orientation on the Social Healing and Peace building Program for Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte at Seda Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City (September 24-25, 2018)
• Local Government Units’ Summit Red Orchid Awards Hall of Famer by DOH at Marco Polo Hoetl, Davao City (September 7, 2018)
• 12th Washington Sycip Nationa Education Summit by Synergeia Foundation at PICC, Manila (September 5, 2018)
• Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Training for ARMM Local Chief Executives by JICA and DAP at Citadines Millennium, Ortigas, Manila (August 28-30, 2018)
• The National Women’s Summit at PICC Pasay City on March 30-31, 2017
• Social Development Summit, New Capitol Complex, Marawi City (April 19, 2017)
• MASA MASID Program Launching, New Capitol Complex Marawi City (APRIL 10, 2017)
• National Women’s Summit, PICC Pasay City (March 30-31, 2017)
• 2017 LMP General Assembly, Manila Hotel (March 13-15, 2017)
• Study Tour at the Municipality of Upi Maguindanao (March 08, 2017)
• 13th Community-Based Monitoring System National Convention, Manila Galleria, Quezon City (March 01-03, 2017)
• Training Orientation on Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on 6 Grave Child Rights Violation to the LCPC, Taraka Lanao del Sur (December 20, 2016)
• 3rd ARMM Local Government Summit, SMX Convention, Davao City (November 30-December 01, 2016)
• CRDA for ARMM and other conflict-affected areas in Regions IX, X and XII on Infrastructure and Economic Development Summit, Dimaporo Gymnasium MSU Main Campus, Marawi City (November 26, 2016)
• Orientation for the LGUs of Lake Lanao River Basin for the Implementation of INREMP, VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City (November 16-17, 2016)
• Press Briefing on TESDA Socio-Economic Program, Ayala Resort Hotel (October 30, 2016)
• ARMM Colloquium, Heritage Hotel Pasay City (October 14, 2016)
• Anti-Hunger Summit, PICC Plenary Hall CCP Complex, Pasay City (September 27, 2016)
• Community Seminar-Workshop on Environmental Awareness and Waste Recycling, Taraka Lanao del Sur (May 02, 2016)
• National Health Leaders Conference 2015, SMX Aura Taguig City (November 24, 2015)
• Municipal CDPs Workshop/Writeshop for selected MLGUs in ARMM (February 26 – March 2, 2015)
• Municipal Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) Review and Enhancement Workshop for Selected Municipalities of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur (February 16-17, 2015)
• LMP 2014 MINDANAO ISLAND CLUSTER CONFERENCE, Oxford Hotel, Clark field Freeport Zone Pampanga (October 27-29, 2014)
• Changing the Lives of Children, Pryce Plaza, Cagayan de Oro (September 24-26, 2104)
• Forum on ASEAN Economic Community, IPDM, MSU Marawi City (September 18, 2014)
• Deliberation of Draft Master Plan by the Consultant UPLB re: Formulation of an Integrated River Basin Management and Development Master Plan (IRBMDMP) for Ranao Basin (Agus River Basin), ElenaTower, iligan City (September 16, 2014)
• Ranao Watershed Management Conference, PHILJA Training Center, Tagaytay City (September 9-11, 2014)
• Health Leaders for the Poor Module 2: Adaptive Leadership, Elan Hotel, San Juan City (August 27-29, 2014)
• Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Summit, Provincial Social Hall, Capitol Complex, Marawi City (June 10-11, 2014)
• Two-day Forum on IBA NA ANG PANAHON: Science for Safer Communities, Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City (May 14-16, 2014)
• Orientation on Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP/formerly BUB) Reporting and Liquidation Process Flow, Ayala, MSU Marawi City (May 7, 2014)
• Orientation Seminar-Workshop on Civil Registration, Capitol Complex, Marawi City (February 23, 2014)
• Regional Summit for Local Government Units, Waterfront Davao City (February 17, 2014)
• Lanao Del Sur TVET Program FGD, Pryce Plaza, Cagayan de Oro (December 3, 2013)
• Three (3) Day Training on Municipal Neo Program, Crystal Inn, Iligan City (November 16-18, 2013)
• 9th National Education Summit, Ateneo Professional Schools, Makati City (September 26-27, 2013)
• One-day Municipality Human Rights Profile Activity: A lecture on Basic Human Rights and Data Gathering, Municipal Hall, Taraka, Lanao del Sur (September 23, 2013)
• Health Leaders for the Poor Module 1: Grounding and Visioning, Berjaya Makati Hotel, Makati City (September 11-13, 2013)
• 1st Annual Pacific Mayor’s Conference, GUAM, U.S.A (April 18-22, 2008)
• Konferinsi Pembentukan Forum Komunikasi Bersama Pemerintah Kabupatendan Kota Se-NAD Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh Indonesia (March 8-9, 2008)
• Second National Conference on Research in Teacher Education, (Feb. 21, 2001- University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
• Seminar-Workshop on Journalism and Technical Writing, MSU-IIT, Iligan City (Jan. 10, 1998)

Regional Awardee for the CSC BARMM’s 2020 Search for Outstanding Government Worker –CSC PAG-ASA Award (Individual Category)
2020 Local Government Functionality Appraisal (LogFA) Awardee—MILG-BARMM
2020 Lupon ng Tagapamayapa Incentive Award (LTIA) (Brgy. Moriatao Lucsadatu)—MILG BARMM
2020 ADAC Special Awards—MILG-BARMM
Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2019 Manila
Seal of Good Education Governance (SGEG) 2019 (September 19, 2019), PICC, Manila
Seal of Child-friendly Local Governance 2019, Cotabato City
Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2018, (November 7, 2018) Manila, Philippines
Most Gender Responsive Municipality (March 30, 2017) New Capitol Complex, Marawi City
2016 Good Financial Housekeeping (February 06, 2017) New Capitol Complex, Marawi City
Good Local Governance and Passing Peace & Order (November 2016) Quezon City
Achieving the National Target on Facility Based Delivery (October 14, 2016) Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
Leadership in Strengthening systems to improve health outcomes of the poor (October 14, 2016) Heritage Hotel Pasay City
Good Local Governance and Passing Disaster Preparedness, Business Friendliness & Competitiveness and Peace & Order (July 13, 2015) Quezon City
DOH RED ORCHID AWARDS 2017 100% TOBACCO-FREE (December 6, 2017) Cagayan de Oro City
DOH RED ORCHID AWARDS 2015 100% TOBACCO-FREE (June 01, 2015) Cotabato City
DOH RED ORCHID AWARDS 2014 100% TOBACCO-FREE (June 26, 2014) General Santos City