Army settles Montañer, Masacal "rido"

Mindanao Peace Process • Sun Sep 10, 2017 04:23 PM  •  76   0
By Capt. Arvin John Encinas/6th ID PIO
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CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao  -- The 6th Infantry (Redskin) Battalion of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, Philippine Army, based in Barangay Matling, Malabang, Lanao Del Sur, has successfully settle a long standing family feud involving big Meranaw clans.

The 6th IB, headed by Lt. Col. Aquino Ruben Aquino, brought together the families of Asraf Montañer and Mamarinta Macapodi Masacal at the its headquarters in
Barangay Matling Saturday.

Present during the settlement were Hon Taha “Tanjie” P Macapodi-Board Member, 2nd District, Lanao del Sur, Hon Anisa Alawya Macapodi-Chairwoman, Brgy Calalanuan, Calanogas, LDS, Hon Diamond Ali-Chairwoman, Brgy Diamaro, Malabang, LDS, Mr Luminog Ali, Mr Ashraf Montañer, Col. Aquino and other officers and enlisted personnelof the unit.  

The historical activity marks to the end of eleven (11) years of conflict (Rido) in Lanao Del Sur between Asraf Montañer Family and Mamarinta Macapodi Masacal Family which resulted to the death of two (2) members of both families.

It was attended by approximately 100 persons from both parties eager and willing to attain peace.  

Board Member Macapodi of 2nd District, Lanao del Sur expressed his heartfelt thanks, sympathy and support to Montañer and Masacal families as they submitted for amicable settlement and total peace.  

Along this line, Macapodi seriously said that “whoever unearth and start again the dispute, will be liable and at that instant confronts the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the PNP.  

Additionally, Col. Aquino also expressed gratitude for both parties for coming up with the settlement and also quoted the words of COL JESUS B SARSAGAT INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 603rd Brigade in his remarks that concerns : “The effects of the conflict were not for those who lost their lives, but to their children deprived of being raised by a strong family of Allah,” Sarsagat said.  

He also said that: “In Rido we dont protect our family members instead we are endangering their lives and their future” he finish his speeech by leaving a saying that.”  

“Long time ago, man was able to go the moon, why is it that because of Rido you cannot go even in your neighboring barangays,” he added.   

Furthermore, the 6th IB will continue to perform its mandate for Peace, Security and further Development in its Area of Operation.  

Finally, both parties resolved the conflict and made to swore in the Holy Quran.   
 

The warring clan’s settlement was the product of 6th Infantry (REDSKIN) Battalion intensified stakeholder’s engagement, effective rapport with the key communicators in the area of operations and with the strong support of the Local Government Units of Lanao del Sur.
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