MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)—Family feud (rido) remains a major challenge in maintaining peace and order in Lanao del Sur, particularly in the coastal areas in the southern part of the province.
These are the municipalities of Picong, Malabang, Marogong, Balabagan, and Kapatagan which are covered by the 1st Marine Brigade.
“The peace and order situation in the area of operation of the Naval Task Group Central are generally peaceful and manageable. However, the area of operation is challenged by the decades-old family feuds that significantly affect the peace and order in the area,” said Major Rod Bryan Eribal, operations officer of the 1st Marine Brigade during the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drugs Abuse Council (PADAC) June 22.
Eribal further said most of the victims of several shooting incidents also refused to file appropriate charges but instead choose to retaliate which results further in family feuds.
According to him, there are 23 ongoing Rido in the five municipalities of which eight are in Malabang, seven in Picong, five in Kapatagan, and one each in Balabagan, Balabagan-Kapatagan and Malabang-Marogong areas.
The operations officer said their unit has so far facilitated the settlement of four feuds in Picong and one in Balabagan. (APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)
Major Rod Bryan Eribal, operations officer of the 1st Marine Brigade, presents the security situation in five coastal areas of Lanao del Sur during the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drugs Abuse Council. (Michael John Paclar/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)