Bedjoria Raifa Rakiin
| Mike Adiong Sr.|
| Aleem Bashier "Mustaqbal" Manalao|
Marawi, Lanao del Sur
Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. Wikipedia
Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. is the present governor of the Province of Lanao del Sur. He was born to a powerful political family, and so was raised in local Lanao del Sur politics. He is the eldest son of Former Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal M. Adiong Sr. and Bae Soraya Alonto Adiong. His brothers are Former Regional Acting Governor Ansaruddin Alonto Adiong and Lanao del Sur 1st District Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong of the Autonomous Region on Muslim Mindanao. His father was largely credited for the landslide victory of President Arroyo and her slate in the 2004 elections.
He is the father of Former Lanao del Sur Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial President Mamintal Adiong III (2007-2010), Former Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial President Mohammad Khalid Adiong (2010-2013), Soraya Harifa, and Abdul Malic. He is married to Bedjoria Raifa Raki-in.
Adiong started his career in local governance in 1996 as an appointed board member, and was elected to the same position in 1998. On 2001, he went on to become the province’s sports officer (starting in 2001) and concurrently appointed as the Provincial Administrator of Lanao del Sur by his father, Governor Mamintal M. Adiong Sr., the Governor of the province during that time. But on 2004, weeks after the 2004 Philippine Election his father died due to cardiac arrest. In 2003, he assumed the OIC provincial engineer position. His stint in the private sector—as CEO of MMA Construction and Development Corp.—earned him a standing in the business community, and his involvement in the ARMM Social Fund Project deepened his credentials in public service.
Two years after his father's death, on 2006 Adiong Jr. was named as member of the government panel's Coordinating Committee on Cessation of Hostilities, representing the business community of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Social Fund Project (ARMM-SFP).
Aiming to continue his father's legacy, he and his running mate Former Department of Interior and Local Government-ARMM Regional Secretary Datu RPK Arsad Marohombsar won the Philippine general election, 2007 as the governor and vice governor of the province against the tandem of Marawi City Mayor Solitario Ali and Assemblyman Jamil Lucman, Lanao del Sur 2nd District Congressman Benasing Jun Macarambon and incumbent Vice Governor Monera Dimakuta-Macabangon, and incumbent Lanao del Sur Governor Aleem Bashier Manalao of OMPIA Party.
On 2010 Philippine general election, 2010, he was re-elected as the Governor against his nemesis, Former Marawi City Mayor Solitario Ali.