Posts By Wilfredo Magno Torres III

Notes from the Field

Philippines Elections: From Rido Resolution to Peaceful Elections

May 12, 2010

Among the most prominent rido (clan conflict) reconciliations facilitated by The Asia Foundation’s partners in the Philippines is the celebrated resolution to the feud between the Imam and the Macapeges clans. In the small municipality of Matanog in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the former mayor (Macapeges) and his political rival and successor […]

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Notes from the Field

Philippine Elections and Rido: Before Maguindanao, Murder in Sulu

May 5, 2010

On Nov. 23, 2009, the incident now widely known as the “Maguindanao Massacre,” left 57 unarmed civilians dead. The enormous media attention to this gruesome incident and the resulting local and international public outrage ensured swift action from authorities to arrest and put to trial the suspects in the killing. Amid fears of a looming […]

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In The News

Clan Conflict (Rido): A Threat to Stability in Southern Philippines

April 28, 2010

Below is an excerpt from Mr. Torres’ chapter “Letting A Thousand Flowers Bloom: Clan Conflicts and their Management” in the newly-published Challenges to Human Security in Complex Situations: The Case of Conflict in the Southern Philippines. Life with rido is being a prisoner in your house. A person without rido can go anywhere. A person […]

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Notes from the Field

Mitigating Conflict in Mindanao

April 29, 2009

In February, over 200 people from Muslim and Christian communities gathered in Barangay Bulucaon in Mindanao to celebrate a newly-restored peace between their communities. Peace came after a series of consultations and talks to mitigate internal conflicts and avert a potential massacre of Muslim Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Only two months before, separatist violence nearly […]

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In The News

In the Philippines: Conflict in Mindanao

October 31, 2007

In the Philippines, the way elections are carried out tends to exacerbate political rivalries and is one of the major causes of feuding amongst families. This is one of the key findings in The Asia Foundation’s book, RIDO: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao, the most comprehensive and informative resource on rido (family and […]

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