Preventing RIDO


Rido, or feuding between families and clans, is a type of conflict characterized by sporadic outbursts of retaliatory violence between families and kinship groups as well as between communities. It can occur in areas where government or a central authority is weak and in areas where there is a perceived lack of justice and security. As the terms from other dialects indicate, rido is not simply a Muslim Filipino phenomenon. Clan feuds have been observed in Muslim, non-Muslim, and heterogeneously populated areas. Rido occurs mainly in areas where the local government or the central authority is weak. These are also the same areas characterized by a pervasive lack of justice and security. In some instances therefore warring groups could include political rivals.

Source InstitutionThe Asia Foundation
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Page Count57
Place of PublicationManila
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013