Cotabato City, January 29, 2021. The SKIA College recently announced the reorganization of its top leadership beginning this 2nd semester of Academic Year 2020-21. The major reshuffle anticipates the changes through an integrated approach to student academic services (Read related Story).
Owing to the official appointment of Ismael Veloso Mastura by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to the Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), the SKIA College accepted his indefinite leave of absence as vice-president for finance and administration.
The Chief Trustee (wakif) of Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy (SKIA) foundation served notice that vacating the position of chief financial officer is important to prevent any conflict of interest. Members of the faculty, staff, and student body officers at SKIA College’s main campus paid tribute to Datu Ismael Mastura’s work as Provost during their Teachers’ Day celebration at the SKIA Auditorium on January 27, 2021.
Datu Ismael V. Mastura has held the academic position and rank of VP for Finance and Administration since 1994. He was responsible for fixing current demand and hands-on guide to “personalized student services”. Educated at La Salle University in Manila, the young Mastura went for advanced studies at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1983. Also, in 2011, Mastura completed the Bridging Leadership Program at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City.
Popularly known as “Datu Dustin”, his quick stint in politics was when he was elected Vice Governor of the Province of Maguindanao from 2010 to 2013. He is the eldest son of former congressman of Maguindanao Michael O. Mastura and Lourdes Veloso-Mastura. Younger siblings lawyer Ishak V. Mastura is chairman of BARMM-BOI while lawyer Mariam Mastura-Linsangan is chief prosecutor of Cotabato City.
Taking oath of office before Maguindanao Governor Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu, Datu Dustin expressed his family’s grateful appreciation to the consensus of leaders Mayor Shameen B. Mastura, MP Datu Ali Sangki, MP Datu Tucao Ahmad Mastura and SK Governor Teng Mangudadatu, including Senator Christopher “Bong” Go who endorsed his official appointment.