Ibrahim Albani, 50, is a businessman advocating for the resolution of conflicts in Mindanao and for the peace processes to be a primary concern of the national government, primarily through the Unity for Revival Foundation.
He previously ran for senator in 2016 and 2019 but was unable to win a seat, garnering 496,855 or 1.05% of the total votes during the midterm elections.
Now on his third try for the Senate, Albani has stressed providing economic support at the barangay level, ensuring proportionate representation, particularly for Mindanao in the national government, and pursuing true unity among Christians, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples as keys to solving the root problem of abject poverty.
The candidate's top priorities if elected to office, tracked against previous promises and accomplishments, if any
Supports a transition towards a federal system of government
During his 2016 and 2019 electoral campaigns, he proposed to support a transition towards a federal system of government from a centralized unitary system
Create an inter-faith department to facilitate unity between Christian, Muslim, and Indigenous groups
During his 2019 electoral campaign, he proposed the creation of an ecumenical or interfaith department to facilitate unity between Christian, Muslim, and Indigenous Groups
Founded Unity for Revival Foundation which advocates for peace in conflict-ridden zones
- Ensure equal or at least proportionate representation of senators from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
- Draft legislation to address issues in Mindanao, like the claim over Sabah
- Establishing a project at each barangay and assisting in forming cooperatives to manage such projects
- Urge the national government to claim the Sultanate of Sulu in North Borneo (Sabah) and shift towards federalism, to allow the Philippines to gain the economic benefits from such rightful claim
The candidate's top five accomplishments and contributions for the last 15 years or so
Albani is a businessman and consultant, who has focused the most recent years of his career on advocating for unity among all Filipinos.
Actions and/or proceedings pending against or resolved in courts or tribunals involving the candidate, based on publicly available information
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Key details about the candidate's campaign
Candidate's major donors and campaign funding sources
The candidate's top advocacies in the last 15 years or so
Chairman of the Movement for National Reconciliation, 2015
- Unity for Revival Foundation, which advocates for the swift resolution of conflicts in Mindanao and for the peace processes to be a primary concern of the national government
- 1Maharlika Movement, recently formed to unify the Filipino people and is composed of more than 1000 non-governmental organizations NGOs calling for unity
- World Philosophical Forum, through which Albani advocates for unity and respect for diversity
Founding chairman of Unity for Revival Foundation
Chairman of 1Maharlika Movement, October 2021
Special Envoy of the WPF-Philippines, at least 2019 to present
Basic information on the candidate's family, background and work experience
•Master in Public Administration, Manuel L. Quezon University, 1999
•Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Universidad de Zamboanga, 1994
•Chairman, 1Maharlika Movement
•Founding Chairman and President, Unity for Revival Foundation
•Consultant on Muslim Affairs, Office of the Governor of Tawi-Tawi, 1987-1990
•Consultant on Seaweed Farms Development, Southern Philippines Development Authority, 1992