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Army settled old decades rido in lanao

BY ASANGAN T. MADALE

THE ARMY’S  103rd  Infantry   Brigade   based  at  Campo Ranaw  Marawi City  has facilitated  the settlement  of  a old  decades rido  (clan war)  involving  the Alawi-Potawan  families of the municipalities of  Madalum  and the  Polao-Ampuan families municipality of  Bacolod-Kalawi.

In pursuit  of peace  and after an almost  decades  in the 2nd district of Lanao del sur was finally settled at the Lanao del sur Capitol Complex  through the intervention of the Provincial Local Government  Unit  initiated  by  Lanao del sur governor Mamintal “Bombit” Adiong Jr the Commanfer of the 103rd (Haribon) Brigade , BGen  Yegor Rey P. Barroguillo Jr. ,a military official  said  on  Wednesday.

It was through the continuing efforts of the 103rd Infantry Brigade to resolve Rido settlements in the province that peaceful  resolution of this conflict was finally realized . With  the perseverance of Colonel Billy O Dela Rosa, the Deputy Commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, who orchestrated and gained  the support of the Mayors of the five municipalities to unify their efforts, the end-goal of softening their hearts, opening their minds and attain their  willingness to forgive was achieved, Barroquillo Jr. said.

Adiong  told  municipal  officials  including  military officials  in attendance  that the long-standing Rido between the Alawi-Potawan families of the Municipality of Madalum and the Polao-Ampuan families of the Municipality of Bacolod Kalawi slowly escalated through the years left unresolved by the Local Government Units (LGUs) due to the unwillingness and the strong blood relationships of involved parties. The conflict has since affected five (5) families and five (5) municipalities (Madalum, Bacolod Kalawi, Madamba, Ganassi and Pagayawan) as well as the economy and security environment of the involved and nearby LGUs.

Governor Adiong expressed his gratitude for the untiring and selfless effort of the 103rd Infantry Brigade to pursue lasting peace in the province and encouraged the involved parties to be steadfast with their commitment to the settlement agreement. On his part, BGen Barroquillo Jr welcomed the peaceful resolution to the Rido conflict of the five municipalities and guaranteed to continue pursuing peaceful resolutions to clan feuds as these may benefit more than the families themselves but also the local government unit and the effort against insurgency and terrorism.

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