Mindanao-On the knife's edge: Blood Feuds - RIDO's
Blood feuds date back before Mindanao was colonized, but in recent years became a power struggle between rival families. Blood feuds or “Rido” are considered to be one of the major problems because apart from numerous casualties, blood feuds caused destruction of property, crippled the local economy, and displaced families. In several years more than 8,000 people have been killed in RIDO’s and high percentage of cases remain unsolved.
As the gun culture in Mindanao is increasing children are growing up along large presence of gun violence, kidnapping, insurgency while poverty is part of their daily life rendering them to uncertain future.