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Mayor Duterte forms Davao City Muslim Affairs Office

Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte has created a new office in charge of promoting the welfare and development of the Muslim communities in the city.

The Davao City Muslim Affairs Office (DCMAO) under the Office of the City Mayor was formed through Executive Order No. 19 series of 2024 on June 6, 2024.

The new office shall be composed of the deputy mayors of each of the Muslim groups in Davao City, namely Iranun, Kagan, Sama, Maguindanaon, Maranao, and Tausug and to be appointed by the City Mayor, the EO said.

It shall be the primary office to execute the instructions, programs, and projects of the city government to promote the welfare, growth, and development of Muslim communities in the city.

The DCMAO shall act as the primary agency of the city government in ensuring the preservation and development of the culture, traditions, institutions, and well-being of Muslim residents of Davao City.

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