32IB initiates rido settlement PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 10:56

TIPO-TIPO, Basilan  -- With a vision of establishing a long and sustainable peace in the area, 32nd Infantry (DAREDEVIL) Battalion (32IB), 1ID, of the Philippine Army, in collaboration with the local government unit (LGU) of Tipo-Tipo, initiated the conduct of rido settlement on October 24, 2010, that put an end to a five-year clan feud in the area.

The feud involved the clan of Hadji Habib Ambihal and the clan of Saldy Adlun. It started with the failure of Rojan Ambihal, son of Hadji Habib Ambihal, to provide support to his wife who is the daughter of Saldy Adlun. Eventually, problems cropped up and simple confrontations developed into heated arguments which ended into a series of violent confrontations resulting in the death of three family members from both clans. The very recent incident involving this clan feud was the shooting incident on August 17, 2010 at Brgy Sabong, Lamitan, Basilan wherein Rojan Ambihal shot the son of Saldy Adlun.

The settlement was held at the Company Headquarters of Alpha Company, 32IB. Hon. Shuaib Maralil, Vice Mayor of Tipo-Tipo Municipality presided over the settlemen. It was witnessed by 1Lt. Gilbert L. Marquez, commanding officer of Alpha Company and Insp. John H. Cundo, PNP Chief of Tipo-Tipo Municipality.

The settlement ended with both parties signing an agreement, in which the family of Hadji Habib Ambihal will be made to pay blood money amounting to P230, 000 for the damages that Rojan Ambihal has caused.

During the settlement, 1Lt. Marquez expressed gratitude to both parties for their confidence to the unit, which initiated a series of negotiations for the said settlement. Furthermore, he encouraged both parties to sincerely adhere to the agreement for it is relevant in the establishment of peace and development in the area to bring more economic and livelihood opportunities for them.

On the other hand, Vice Mayor Maralil thanked the unit for taking the initiative to settle the clan feud. Likewise, he commended the two parties for their support to the efforts of the LGU and the AFP in attaining peace in the area, by agreeing to settle their differences and end their conflict.