MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Representatives of two feuding Moro groups on Monday signed a covenant resolving amicably a bloody clan war that has claimed the lives of dozens from both sides.
The reconciliation of the Abdul and Abao clans, whose members are residing in Maguindanao’s adjoining Buluan, Datu Paglas, Gen. S.K. Pendatun, Pandag, Mangudadatu, Paglat and Sultan sa Barongis towns, was brokered by local officials led by Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.
Mangudadatu is chair of the Maguindanao Task Force on Reconciliation and Unification.
The clan war involving the Abao and Abdul clans, led by Moro guerilla commanders Mundas Abao and Manubakan Abdul, respectively, was the 48th family feud the task force had settled in the past three years.