Wilfredo Torres III

Rido: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao

Ateneo de Manila University Press


This volume presents several studies on feuding or clan conflict, popularly known in Mindanao as rido. This effort is the result of a coordinated research conducted by Mindanao-based civil society organizations and academic institutions with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation. The studies variously mapped the incidence of clan conflicts in Mindanao and conducted in-depth investigations into the root causes of the conflicts, the parties involved, the conditions for their escalation and recurrence, the relationship to other forms of conflict, and the potential for conflict resolution. The studies investigated the dynamics of clan conflict with the intention of informing and helping design strategic intervention to address such conflicts.