The Provincial Government Center of Maguindanao spearheaded the settlement of various families conflicting in Barira and Buldon on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Buluan, Maguindanao.
Provincial Governor Hon. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu led the said settlement of the 9-year long rido between Dagalangit, Malambut, Tomawis, Maricor and Aron families against Bangon, Baroto and Minis families in the municipalities of Buldon and Barira.
The Provincial Governor was passionate when it comes to settlement of conflicts and shared how his families and relatives went through. “Ang rido ay hindi na bago sa atin” said Governor Mangudadatu. “Mas magandang mamatay tayo nang normal, kaysa mamatay tayo dahil sa rido” he added.
RRUC ARMM Chairman Romeo Sema strongly believed this settlement of the conflicts between various families has a big impact, besides a milestone to a strong Bangsamoro. “Allah SWT will not change our state if we do not start the change within ourselves” he said.
The settlement was also witnessed by Buldon Mayor Hon. Abolais Manalao, Barira Mayor Hon. Abdulradzak D. Tomawis, Deputy Governor Ramil Dilangalen, MILF Commander Gordon Saifullah, BN Commander LTC Florencio P. Pulipod, JR. (GSC) PA, PNP Provincial Director PSSUPT Agustin Tello and Deputy Chairman of MTFRU Abdulnasser Malingco.