Miyerkules, Disyembre 28, 2016

RRUC holds first quarter meeting on rido settlement




RRUC holds first quarter meeting on rido settlement

ARMM Operational Mechanism for Rido Settlement conducts its first quarter meeting to associate all initiatives in addressing rido issues in the region.

COTABATO CITY, December 28 - The composition of the ARMM Operational Mechanism for Rido Settlement was designed in response to the collective numbers of rido issues in the region by collaborating with all agencies and other concerned civil society organizations. The meeting aimed at conceptualizing its plan of actions in order to diminish these issues.

The first quarter meeting was held in Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant this 28th day of December. It was attended by the members of the mechanism from the different line agencies of the region and other CSOs. It was spearheaded by the RRUC Chairman Romeo K. Sema. said Sema.

"The RRUC coordinating body is highly committed to intensify the monitoring mechanism of internal conflicts and the settlement of the existing rido (feuds) thru preventive measures and coordination with the different cluster systems in the region", said Sema. Besides, "the DILG is committed to strengthen the Lupong Tagapamayapa in all barangays in ARMM", he added.

Further, in a study conducted by Wilfredo Magno Torres III, an anthropologist working for The Asia Foundation as well as the director for research and extension of the Notre Dame of Jolo College in Sulu defined Rido as an intermittent outbursts characterized by a sporadic retaliatory violence between families and kinship groups as well as communities where government or central authority is weak and perceived lack of justice and security.

Notwithstanding, the Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission as mandated through Muslim Mindanao Autonomous Act No. 25, seven of the local government code of ARMM under section 118, series of 1993 will serve as an advisory and coordinating body of the Regional Government on the resolution of feud-related in the ARMM.

Moreover, there are numerous agencies in the region even in local government units such as municipalities and barangays developed initiatives and mechanisms that address rido issues. In order to institutionalize these initiatives, the ARMM Operational Mechanism for Rido Settlement was created.

The mechanism was composed of the Department of Local Government Unit (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD ARMM); Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR ARMM); Department of Transportation and Communication – Land Transportation Office (DOTC-LTO ARMM); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ARMM); Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ARMM); Technical Education Skills Development Agency (TESDA); Regional Darul Ifta’ (RDI ARMM); Office of the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA ARMM); Office of the Southern Cultural Communities (OSCC ARMM); Philippine National Police (PNP PRO ARMM); 603rd Brigade, 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, Philippine Army (6th ID, PA); Maguindanao Task Force on Reconciliation and Unification (MTFRU); Lanao Provincial Advisory Council (PAC); Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS); and United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Mindanao Women Association for Good Governance (MWAGG), Tiyakap Kalilintad (Care for Peace) as members.

On the other hand, The Asia Foundation (TAF); Office of the Presidential Advisers on Peace Process - Coordinating Cessation Committee on Hostilities (OPAPP CCCH-GPH); and Coordinating Cessation Committee on Hostilities – MILF (CCCH-MILF); Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC SEO) as partners while the Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission as an over-all chair.




Huwebes, Disyembre 22, 2016

Mediation Network and Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission forging future partnership



Mediation Network (MEDNET) presented the proposed partnership agreement with the Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission

Presentation during Youth Peace Summit




Chairman Datu Romeo K. Sema is one of the resource person during the Youth Peace Summit held at Hotel Al-Maser, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 21, 2016

Data Processing And Visualization.. (Planning, Computer Operator and Information Technology )








Employees from different line agencies,Offices and Bureaus attended the Data Processing And Visualization.. (Planning, Computer Operator and Information Technology .

Huwebes, Disyembre 15, 2016

Biyernes, Disyembre 2, 2016

3rd Local Government Summit


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the 3rd  Local Government Summit held at SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City last December 1, 2016.

Lunes, Nobyembre 28, 2016

Mindanao Week of Peace culmination program



Employees of Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission during the culmination n program of Mindanao Week Peace last November 28, 2016.

Linggo, Nobyembre 20, 2016

27th Pakaradjan sa ARMM


Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission royalties during the Cultural and Dulang Parade last November 19, 2016 at ORG Compound, Cotabato City.

Huwebes, Nobyembre 17, 2016

Fact finding mission at Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao



Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission personnnel during the fact finding mission at Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao.

Linggo, Oktubre 30, 2016

DABPIL FAMILY and SINSUAT FAMILY amicable settlement





Last October 30, 2016 Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission facilitated the amicable settlement between two families at Datu Blah Sinsuat Municipality.

Huwebes, Oktubre 20, 2016

1st ARMM Coordinating Conference on Rido Settlement




Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission successfully conducted the 1st ARMM Coordinating Conference on Rido Settlement last October 19-21, 2016 held at Pagana Restaurant, Cotabato City.

Martes, Oktubre 11, 2016

Round Table Discussion



Chairman Datu Romeo K. Sema discussing the road map of RRUC during round table discussion held at Pagana Kutawato last October 11, 2016.

Miyerkules, Oktubre 5, 2016

Consumer Forum on Malnutrition Awareness in the ARMM and Cotabato City



Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission employees attended the said  program which was  facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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Courtesy call at PRO-ARMM






Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission Chairman Datu Romeo K. Sema and Executive Director Abdulbasit Benito exchanging points of view eith Deputy Director Rogelio Balza Jocson regarding the current situation of peace and order in ARMM.

Martes, Setyembre 27, 2016

Huwebes, Setyembre 22, 2016

Martes, Setyembre 20, 2016

RTD on Human Rights in the Islamic Perspective



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Huwebes, Setyembre 15, 2016

Miyerkules, Setyembre 14, 2016

Martes, Setyembre 13, 2016

RRUC on the air





Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission Executive Director AbdulBasit Benito discussing the rido awareness program of the office at Voice FM,  Cotabato City.




GFPS consultation meeting




Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission Administrative Officer Suraina Guiamadil and Planning Officer Monera Requilman attended the said GAD Focal Persons System (GFPS) consultation meeting at RCBW office.

Huwebes, Setyembre 8, 2016

RRUC Road Map presentation




Chairman Romeo K. Sema and Executive Director Abdulbasit Benito exchanging views with Chief of Staff Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug  regarding the direction of Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission.

Miyerkules, Setyembre 7, 2016

RRUC Gender and Sensitivity Training preparation






 Executive Director Abdulbasit Benito and his staff during the preparation of training design on Gender and Sensitivity Training this coming September 21, 2016
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