WHO IS SAMIRA GUTOC?

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Samira A. Gutoc

Manican Mansion, Sarimanok, Bangon, Marawi City

• Chair, Ako Bakwit, Inc. • Founder, Ranao Rescue Team
• Former Commissioner, Bangsamoro Transition Commission
• Included in the Muslim 500 World's Most Influential Muslims
• TOWNS Awardee 2019 • TOYM Awardee 2001 • UN N-Peace Awardee 2019

  • Samira has worked with an array of stakeholders for more than 20 years as a journalist, speaker, consultant, environmentalist, trainer, women's, IDP rights' and peace advocate, civil society leader, and former legislator in the ARMM.

  • She was nominated as 2017 Inquirer's Filipino of the Year for her expose on human rights violations in Marawi. She was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for Socio Cultural and Youth Development by the Junior Chamber International (JCI). She is also recognized as one of 500 Most Influential Muslims by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan.

  • She was a key actor as a speaker and lobbyist in pushing policies on Gender and Development (GAD), Women in Peace and Security (LNAP), Women in the Army and PNP. Currently, she highlights the value of women IDP organizers and leaders, and protection of widows and orphans.

  • She chairs the anti-crime watch movement Kazalimbago Movement since 20016 whose sister group Ranao Rescue Team (RRT), assisted in helping the rescue of Marawi priest Fr. Chito Soganub, among other hostages and thousands of trapped civilians during the May siege.

  • She is the spokesperson of Ranao Rescue Team which is assisting government and survivor families of missing and dead persons from the siege, and was recently awarded by the UN Development Programme N-Peace Award as a community organizer in Marawi City.

  • Towards highlighting the evacuees' situation, their rights and humanitarian situation, she has been a resource person to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and has also appeared on Al Jazeerah.

  • She was a former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission which drafted the Bangsamoro Basic Law, and a former director of Amanah Islamic Bank. In the previous administration, Samira was appointed as OIC sectoral representative for women in the ARMM Legislative Assembly. She also served as Member of the Philippine Army (PA) Multi -Sectoral Advisory Board.

  • In February 2020, she co-founded Ako Bakwit, Inc., a rights advocacy organization, where she is currently serving as the Chair, that aims to promote and protect the rights and welfare of the internally displaced people in our country.

  • She obtained her degrees in Communication and Master in International Studies at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman. She finished her law degree at the Arellano School of Law and acquired a fellowship program at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies.

  • Samira is married to BARMM MPWH Deputy Minister Engineer Abdul Maomit Tomawis and has a six-year-old son named Ameer.

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