Isabela City, Basilan| On April 26-27, 2023, the Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS) organized three (3) 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 in Basilan namely (1) 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀, (2) 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗼 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, and (3) 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀. The activities were held at the Farmland Resort, Upper Lanote, Isabela City. This intervention facilitated by the Ministry’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of local mediators in resolving rido cases within their respective communities.
The event was attended by various local mediators from Basilan, as well as representatives from the Provincial Local Government Unit, including Provincial Administrator Mr. Manny P. Muarip, and the Basilan Police Provincial Office – Philippine National Police (BPPO-PNP) Chief-PCADU PLTCOL. Javer J. Muin.
During the event, Mr. Muarip conveyed a message from Gov. Jim S. Hataman, stating that the Basilan provincial government expressed its support in conducting the program in Basilan. “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘸 𝘌𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘈𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘗𝘖𝘚. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘌𝘈𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵, 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦.”
Mr. Mistiri D. Tarami from the Consortium on Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) co-facilitated the program and discussed the best practices of the province on rido settlement. This includes sessions on learning, listening, and capacity development of local mediators.
After two days of capacity development training and structured workshops, the local mediators of Basilan gained new knowledge and strategies on how to resolve rido cases within their respective municipalities. They also became members of the Basilan Local Alternative Dispute Resolution Association Incorporated (BLADRAI), under the Chairmanship of Mr. Mistiri D. Tarami, to form a unified group of local mediators with the goal of minimizing rido cases in the province.
The intervention for local mediators is under the Ministry’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, which aims to provide support and create a network of peacebuilders and local mediator towards achieving an enduring peace in the Bangsamoro.
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