From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (May 11): MEDIATION | 33IB help resolve land conflict in Sultan Kudarat
PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Sultan Kudarat (DWDD) – Lt Col Harold M Cabunoc, Commanding Officer, 33rd Infantry “Makabayan” Battalion, together with Lt Col Lauro Oliveros, the Commanding Officer, 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, facilitated the peaceful resolution of the land conflict between a landowner and the claimants of a 10-hectare farm land in Barangay Katiku, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat.
In a signed agreement, both parties have agreed to settle the amount of P1.200,000.00 as payment to the Vallejos family before handing over the property to the claimants.
The land conflict had triggered the armed violence in the area when MILF members started attacking the Christian community of Katiku since 2009.
The settlement was made possible through the support of Paglat Mayor Abdulkarim Langkuno, GSKP Mayor Bonnie Kali, PQSK Mayor Azel Mangudadatu, and Governor Esmael Mangudadatu through the Maguindanao Task Force on Reconciliation and Unification.
The Army supports the civil government in keeping the peace in former armed conflict-affected areas by addressing community problems. Photo by Pfc Jayrick Eulogio 33IB / MCAG