The Philippine Army’s 37th Infantry Battalion settled the conflict between two feuding families of Buldon, Maguindanao in a simple ceremony held on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 37th IB Alpha Company Command Post in Sitio Bura, Barangay Oring, Buldon, Maguindanao.
The families of Ape, Mangurong, and Tabubong of Barangay Edcor had an existing feud with the family of Mismar of Barangay Nuyo for 2 years. It started from a deer hunting trip when one of the family members of the former accidentally shot and caused the untimely death of a member of the family of the latter.
Family feud or Rido, is common in the town of Buldon. As an agent of peace and order, the troops of 37th IB initiated the settlement of feud of the warring families to prevent them from spewing more violence in the communities that might affect innocent civilians.
The purpose of said activity was to ensure that the conflict between the feuding families will be resolved and shall not recur in the future in order for the community to live in peace and harmony with the intercession of the military and the local government unit.
The ceremony was facilitated by 37th IB Commander Lt. Col. Roberto C. Go Jr and was witnessed by Buldon Mayor Abolais Manalao, Buldon Vice-Mayor Cairudin Pangunutan and Barangay Nuyo Chairman Ali Gumaga.
During settlement, the warring families handed-over their firearms including two caliber.45 and ammunitions.
6th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana commended both the feuding parties for their cooperation to the military and ended their rido voluntarily and peacefully.
The activity concluded with both parties joyfully shaking hands as they vowed to be advocates of peace and order in their community.