This is a directory of official candidates for regional governor, provincial governor, vice governor, sangguniang panlalawigan (board member), congressman, mayor, vice mayor, and sangguniang bayan (councilor) positions in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the May 2013 elections.
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is the region, located in the Mindanao island group of the Philippines, that is composed of predominantly Muslim provinces, namely: Basilan (except Isabela City), Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
The only region that has its own government, ARMM’s regional capital is Cotabato City, although this city is outside of its jurisdiction.
The region is composed of 5 provinces, 2 cities, 113 municipalities, 2,470 barangays and 8 congressional districts. As of 2010, its population reached a total of 3,256,140 residents.
ARMM has various dialects and languages. These include Banguingui, Maguindanao, Maranao, Tagalog, Tausug, Yakan, Sama, and among others.
The Regional Governor is the chief executive of the regional government, and is assisted by a cabinet not exceeding 10 members. He has control of all the regional executive commissions, agencies, boards, bureaus and offices.
Here are the lists of 2013 official candidates for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM):