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Municipal Vice Mayor.




Municipal Vice Mayor 

Former Mayor of Taraka, LDS (2004-2013)

Former Assemblyman of 1st District Lanao del Sur ( 2016-2019)



 Brief Background

Atty. Amenodin Usodan Sumagayan is the first-born child of District Engr. Titingalangit Sumagayan and moro historian Dean Dr. Aminah Usodan-Sumagayan. Raised in the Academic Community of the Mindanao State University (MSU) Main Campus, in Marawi City, home to excellent professors and scholars from the MINSUPALA region, Amenodin was exposed to academic and extra curricular excellence, cultural integration, and high sense of appreciation for the potential of the Bangsamoro region as a child.

Blessed with holistic education from MSU, he completed his basic education at the MSU-ILS and MSU Science High School as a top student, an athlete, and a student leader. He was an honor student and finished elementary with an Outstanding Student Award and garnered from the MSU Science High School the prestigious Best Research Award. Among many sports he played, he excelled as team captain of the high school volleyball team and was also table tennis varsity player. He showed early signs of leadership excellence as Corps Commander of the MSU Science High School CAT Cadet Corps.

Inspired by his public servant parents, he completed a Bachelors degree in Management, became a lawyer, and entered public service himself. Instead of choosing the path of becoming a practicing attorney in the big cities, he opted to return to his hometown in Taraka, Lanao de Sur to serve as Municipal Mayor.

He is husband to an excellent moro lady Nashiba Gandamra-Sumagayan who was a professor for English Language and Literature at the Mindanao State University College of Social Sciences and Humanities. They are parents to 7 children who are all doing very well as students in various levels at the Mindanao State University.


  • Chairman, Saungguniang Kabataan, Taraka, Lanao del Sur (Dec. 4, 1992-1996)

– Helped encourage the youth of Taraka to aspire for academic excellence;

– Helped inspire the youth of Taraka to meaningful participation in youth and students activities between 1992-1996;

– Organized sports and other extra curricular activities.

  • Municipal Mayor, Municipality of Taraka, Lanao del Sur (2004-2007; 2007-2010; 2010-2013).


      1. Establishment of a functioning and responsive Municipal government. Refurbished and activated the                              Municipal hall and all it’s agencies. For his management and governance excellence he garnered the:

           Certificate of Recognition, Success of the Real Property Tax Collection Program, having obtained 100.28% collection efficiency against the assigned Annual Target of P162, 865.00 and rank 23rd for Calendar Year 2005 in the Municipal Level (March 14, 2006).

      2. Implemented livelihood projects for subsistence farmers and marginalized constituents in the municipality.

3. Ensured peace and order thru frequent Peace and Order Council meetings and close supervision of the PNP.                 Acquired two (2) mobile patrol vehicles for the local PNP.

  1. Improved the health and sanitation situation in every barangay. Established a functioning Rural Health Unit with free medicines provided by the municipality.
  1. Constructed a BIRTHING CLINIC funded by the Zuellig Family Foundation. Facilitated the donation of an AMBULANCE from PCSO.
  1. Constructed a Potable Water System Project in the municipality thru the assistance of LWUA.
  1. Constructed of a PUBLIC MARKET along the national road.
  1. Improved the quality of education in the Municipality with the assistance of Synergeia Foundation. Barangay Chairmen, School Administrators, Members of the Local School Board and Teachers retrained with the help of education experts.
  1. Organized Lakbay Aral for Brgy. Chairmen and Municipal Officials with assistance of Synergeia Foundation and the City of Valenzuela.
  1. Completed the concreting of many un-passable barangays, municipal and provincial roads thru the assistance of our Provincial Governor.
  1. Constructed MULTI PURPOSE BUILDINGS and SCHOOL BUILDINGS utilizing local funds with counterpart funds from the district Representative.
  1. Established linkages with other government agencies, local government units, and community development foundations.
  1. Ensured continuous promotion of the municipality through TV appearances and presence in the worldwide web through


          Inspired by his mother MSU College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean Dr. Aminah Usodan Sumagayan, he is committed to a lifelong pursuit of education and learning. He has attended among many others the following trainings and seminars foreign and local:

– AIM Leadership and Strategic Management Briefing for the Top Executives of the ARMM, Ateneo de Davao, Davao City (March 11, 2005)

– Training on Health Leaders for the Poor, Module 1,2,3 and 4 by the ZUELLIG FAMILY FOUNDATION, Berjaya Hotel, Makati City. February 20-23, 2012

– Training on Good Governance on Education by the SYNERGEIA FOUNDATION Ateneo Law School, Makati City, May 16-18, 2012

– Konferinsi Pembentukan Forum Komunikasi Bersama Pemerintah Kabupaten dan Kota Se-NAD, Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (March 8-9, 2008)

– Seminar on the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure, UP Law Center, Diliman Quezon City

– Executive Forum, Davao City (Aug. 16-21, 2004)

– Conference on the Role of Local Governance In Peace and Development, Pryce Plaza, Cagayan de Oro City (Aug. 25-27, 2004)

– Conference and Dialogue with the First Marine Brigade and Task Force Ranao Commander

– Seminar-Workshop on Local Officials’ Governance and Accountability Leadership Course, Waterfront Hotel, Davao City (Oct. 3-8, 2004)

– The 1997 Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, MSU-College of Law

– Marawi City (Feb.17-18, 1999)

– The Kadatuan Conference, UP Center, Davao City (Dec. 9-10, 1998)

– Baranggay Administration Training Program, Taraka, Lanao del Sur (Nov. 4-6, 1994)


In addition to having alleviated the lives of his constituents through government services and elevating the status of Taraka to a 4th Class Municipality from a non-functioning 6th class Municipality for the longest time, he has received the following awards and recognitions:

– Plaque of Recognition, League of Municipalities of the Philippine Island Cluster Mindanao Chapter Conference (Feb 27-29, 2008) The Grand Hotel, Lanang, Davao City

– Plaque of Appreciation, Donor of the MSU-Taraka Mini-Gym (March 25, 2007) Taraka Community College, Lanao del Sur

– Plaque of Recognition, League of Municipalities of the Philippines as President of Lanao del Sur Chapter (August 2007) Manila Hotel, Philippines

– Certificate of Recognition, Success of the Real Property Tax Collection Program, having obtained 100.28% collection efficiency against the assigned Annual Target of P162, 865.00 and rank 23rd for Calendar Year 2005 in the Municipal Level (March 14, 2006) The grand Meng Seng Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

– Plake ng Pagkilala, Pagsuporta sa Ika-16 na Pambansang Kumperensya ng Adhika ng Pilipinas na may temang: “Paninindug: Paggiit ng bayan sa Panahon ng Ligalig, 19351945” (November 30, 2005) MSU-IIT, Iligan City

– Distinguished Leadership Award, House of Representatives (August 25, 2005) Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

– Plaque of Recognition, Support Rendered to the 1st Marine Brigade which contributed to the successful completion of Kampo Ranao Firing Range Complex, Marawi City (August 26, 2005) Headquarters 1st Marine Brigade, Signal Hill, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City

– Plaque of Recognition, League of Municipalities of the Philippine (LMP, 15th General Assembly (November 14-16, 2005) Westin Philippine Plaza, PICC Complex, Pasay City

– Plaque of Recognition, September 2003 Bar Examination Given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (July 11, 2004) Daisy Fine Dining, Sheker Street, San Miguel, Iligan City

– Plaque of Recognition, September 2003 Bar Examination Given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (July 11, 2004) Daisy Fine Dining, Sheker Street, San Miguel, Iligan City

– Plaque of Recognition, 2003 Bar Passers of the College of Law of the Mindanao State University (September 12, 2004) MSU-Main, Marawi City

– College Service Award, MSU-College of Law, (2002) MSU-Main, Marawi City

– Outstanding Student, MSU-ILS (1987) MSU-Main, Marawi City

– Best in Research, MSU-Science High School (1992) MSU-Main, Marawi City


Aware of the critical role of partnerships and networking for success in governance, Mayor Amenodin has established the following linkages and memberships:

  • President, League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), Lanao del Sur Chapter (2007-2010)
  • Secretary General, Muslim League of Cities, Municipalities and Communities of the Philippines (MLCMCP)
  • Lifetime Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • MASTER MASON, Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines
  • Member, MSU Alumni Association
  • Member, Beta Sigma Lambada (Exclusive Law Fraternity and Sorority)
  • MSU Poona Badminton Club and MSU Lawn Tennis Club


Education                  Name of School        Degree Earned             Inclusive Date Of Attendance

Elementary                    MSU-ILS                        GRADUATED                    1981-1987

High school                   MSU-STC                       GRADUATED                     1987-1992

College                           MSU-MARAWI              BA-MANAGEMENT         1992-1996

Post Graduate               MSU-MARAWI              BACHELOR OF LAWS    1996-2000

CAREER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, St. Michael’s College, Iligan City (February 14, 1999)

BAR PASSER (April 2003)


Date of Birth         : May 31, 1975

Place of Birth        : Iligan City

Municipal Address   : Barangay Moriatao Luksadatu, Taraka, Lanao del Sur

City Address          : Hillside residence (Sumagayan’s res), Brgy Marawi, Marawi City

Citizenship           : Filipino

Email address         :

Hobbies               : Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, and Mountain Biking

Name of Spouse        : Nashiba Gandamra-Sumagayan
Former Professor, MSU-Marawi City
Mayor Elect 2013, Taraka, LDS

Children                   :

Almeerah Aquina G. Sumagayan

Mohammad Aquil G. Sumagayan

Mohammad Adiv G. Sumagayan

Mohammad Adel Fadel G. Sumagayan

Mohammad Arib G. Sumagayan

Aleisha Atiyah G. Sumagayan

Aqila Afreen G. Sumagayan


Name of Father      : Engr. Titingalangit C. Sumagayan
District Engr., DPWH- Lanao del Sur
Former Regional Secretary DPWH-ARMM

Name of Mother      : Dr. Aminah P. Usodan
Former Dean
Professor of History
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Mindanao State University