Jim Hataman Salliman is a Filipino politician. He is the current governor of Basilan Province in Muslim Mindanao Region. Running as a reelectionist under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Alfiya Fernandez of Lakas Party and two other candidates.
Complete Name –> Hadjiman S. Hataman Salliman
Nickname –> Jim
Birth Place –> Sumisip, Basilan, Philippines
Brothers –> Current Congressman Mujiv Hataman, Former Sumisip Mayor Boy Hataman
2016-Present – Governor
2010-2016 – Congressman
2001-2004 – Mayor, Sumisip
Scandal and Controversies
In 2007, Jim Hataman ran for congressman against Wahib Akbar and lost. In November of that same year, Akbar was killed, along with three other people, in a bombing incident at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. Some witnesses, including captured suspect and former Tuburan town mayor Hajuron Jamiri, pointed to Mujiv and Jim Hataman as being the masterminds but they later retracted.