Jum Jainudin Akbar
|Jum Jainudin Akbar|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Basilan's Lone District|
30 June 2016 – 11 November 2016
|Preceded by||Hadjiman S. Hataman-Salliman|
|Governor of Basilan|
30 June 2010 – 30 June 2016
|Succeeded by||Hajiman Salliman|
|Preceded by||Wahab Akbar|
11 November 2016|
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Cause of death||Cardiac Arrest|
Manila Memorial Park|
Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Political party||Liberal Party|
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.
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. She died in office on 11 November 2016.
- COMELEC Election Results. http://www.comelec.gov.ph/results/2010natl_local/2010electionresults_provincial.aspx
- Gov. Jum Akbar: Official Website of the League of Provinces of the Philippines. http://www.lpp.gov.ph/GovernorsProfile/akbar.html
- Reyes, Jewel (11 November 2016). "Basilan congresswoman passes away". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 11 November 2016.