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 Institution||The Asia Foundation|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||January 1, 2013|