Tahirodin Benzar Ampatuan Ampatuan is a candidate for Municipal Vice-Mayor in the upcoming Philippine elections. He is a member of the Nacionalista Party and is campaigning in Mamasapano. Ampatuan is running under the name "AMPATUAN, DATU BENZAR (NP)", and is listed as number 1 on the ballot.
This candidate is running for the position of Municipal Vice Mayor. The vice mayor is responsible for presiding over the sangguniang bayan (municipal council) and signing warrants for expenditures appropriated for its operation, appointing officials and employees of the sangguniang bayan, with exceptions provided in the Local Government Code, exercising the powers and perform the duties and functions of the municipal mayor in cases of temporary vacancy, and assuming the municipal mayor’s office in the event of a permanent one.