The Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in partnership with The Asia Foundation conducted Planning Workshop for the ARMM Coordinating Mechanism for Rido Settlement (ACMRS) on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12-13, 2017 at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.
The ACMRS has been a milestone to the commission for bringing together the different agencies, organizations and sectors to collaboratively addressing the confronting issues of rido in the region.
“It is clear that we do not have control over the issue of rido but the only thing we can do is to facilitate the reconciliation and unification between the conflicting parties,” said Romeo K. Sema, RRUC Chairman.
Noraida Chio, the senior program officer of TAF said one of the critical issues affecting Philippines is the horizontal conflict. “The Asia Foundation is committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia,” Chio added.
The 2-day Planning Workshop aimed at capacitating the focal persons from each member agencies of the mechanism. It has collectively formulated a deliberate plan of interventions to at least reduce the 246 unsettled rido cases in ARMM in support to its Regional Development Plan in promoting peace and security.
The activity was facilitated by Mr Suharto Abas and was actively participated by the different line agencies of ARMM, task force from different provincial offices, the PNP and the AFP, the civil society organizations and others from the ulama councils. (RRUC Communications Division)