2 warring families in Sulu sign peace pact PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:43

Two feuding families in the municipality of Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu, signed a peace pact on Tuesday as they agreed to settle their differences, a top military official announced.

Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said this came after the intercession of the police and military authorities as well as that of the town officials, community elders and religious leaders of Kalingalan Caluang town.

Arrojado said the signatories of the peace pact are the groups of Hadja Samla of Barangay Karungdong and Senaida Mawali of Barangay Kambing, both in Kalingalan Caluang town.

The town of Kalingalan Caluang, which consists of nine barangays, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sulu with a population of 26,848 as of the 2010 census.

The signing of the peace settlement, which was held around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, came a day after the two families engaged in a firefight.

The firefight broke out around 1 p.m. Monday, which Arrojado said the police and other stakeholders successfully pacified paving the way for a peaceful settlement.

Arrojado said there was no report of casualties among the protagonists during Monday’s firefight.

“The parties involved have willfully accepted the terms of settlement and committed themselves to end unconditionally their differences and misunderstandings,” Arrojado said.