The Provincial Legal Office is a mandatory office in the province of Tawi-Tawi, created under the Local Government Code 1991 Republic Act 7160 Sec. 463 Official Government.

Provincial Legal Office aims to conduct prompt and accurate legal research and investigation for the Office of the Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in carrying out the delivery of basic services and facilities as provided for by Section 17 Republic Act 7160.


The Provincial Legal Office is responsible for all legal issues and serve as chief legal counsel of the province. When requested by the provincial Governor, draft resolutions and ordinance for consideration of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan; prepare legal documents, letter, contracts and Serve at the forefront for human rights.


  • Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the Governor, implement the same particularly those which the Governor is empowered to provide under the Local Governance Code;
  • Recommend measures to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and advise the Governor on all matters related to upholding the rule of law;
  • Represent the province in all civil actions and special proceedings wherein the province or any officer thereof, in his official capacity, is a party; Provided that, in actions or proceedings where component city or municipality, a special legal officer may be employed to represent the adverse party;
  • When required by the Governor, draft ordinance, contracts, bonds, leases and other instruments, involving any interest of the province; and provide comments and recommendations on any instruments already drawn;
  • Render his opinion in writing on any suggestion of law when requested to do so by the Governor or Sanggunian;
  • Investigate or cause to be investigated any person, firm or corporation holding any franchise or exercising any public privilege for failure to comply with any term or condition in the grant of such franchise or privilege, and recommending appropriate action to the Governor or Sanggunian;
  • When directed by the Governor or Sanggunian, initiate and prosecute in the interest of the province, any civil action on any bond, lease or other contract upon any breach or violation thereof; review and submit recommendations on ordinance approved and executive orders issued by component units; and
  • Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

Need assistance from Provincial Legal Office you can reach us:

  • ROSLIE B. ABBAS, Computer Operator-II. Cp. No. 09977146266
  • NIÑO A. ATAL, Clerk – II. Cp. No. 09173124293
  • WALDA S. AKMAD, Legal Aide. Cp. No. 09554619221
  • ROHANA S. HADJIRUL, Clerk-II. Cp. No. 09263537200
  • MOH. HUSSAIN J. BARA, Clerk-II. Cp. No. 09058772139