Jum Jainudin Akbar

Jum Jainudin Akbar
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Basilan's Lone District
In office
30 June 2016  11 November 2016
Preceded by Hadjiman S. Hataman-Salliman
Succeeded by Vacant
Governor of Basilan
In office
30 June 2010  30 June 2016
Succeeded by Hajiman Salliman
In office
Preceded by Wahab Akbar
Personal details
Born Basilan, Philippines
Died 11 November 2016
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Cause of death Cardiac Arrest
Resting place Manila Memorial Park
Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Wahab Akbar
Residence Basilan, Philippines
Religion Islam

Jum Jainudin Akbar (died 11 November 2016) was a Filipino politician who was served two terms as provincial governor of Basilan.[1] She was the widow of deceased strongman Wahab Akbar.

Political career

Akbar was the first female governor of the Province of Basilan, and was elected during the May 2007 elections. However, Jum had substantial political experience as a result of her years as an active political partner to her husband and predecessor, Wahab Akbar. Upon election Gov. Akbar pledged to fulfill a campaign promise of providing free rubber trees, fertilizers and polybags to farmers of the region, at a cost of thirty million pesos or more.[2]

The governor was considered soft-spoken and cool, but highly competent. According to her official bio, she had both "a male competitive capacity and female collaborative capability," giving her the strength to tailor her leadership style to suit individual cases or situations. The bio claimed she deftly handled the evacuation and retrieval operations at Al Barka after the July 2007 massacre of Philippine Army troops by rebel ambush.[2] She died in office on 11 November 2016.[3]


  1. COMELEC Election Results. http://www.comelec.gov.ph/results/2010natl_local/2010electionresults_provincial.aspx
  2. 1 2 Gov. Jum Akbar: Official Website of the League of Provinces of the Philippines. http://www.lpp.gov.ph/GovernorsProfile/akbar.html
  3. Reyes, Jewel (11 November 2016). "Basilan congresswoman passes away". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
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