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2 clans in Basilan end feud; 11 firearms surrendered – provincial gov’t

Two warring clans in Basilan province have reconciled and 11 high-powered firearms were surrendered.

According to the provincial government, Brig. Gen. Alvin V. Luzon, commander of the Philippine Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade, facilitated the landmark peace settlement between the Latip and Mustapa clans.

The reconciliation ceremony was held at the Brigade Headquarters in Barangay Tabiawan, Isabela City on Monday, May 13.

Around 15 representatives from both clans convened to be part of the historic agreement, the provincial government said.

Prior to the settlement, at least two people died and seven others were wounded in separate hostilities between the two families.

As part of reconciliation, the provincial government said both parties surrendered 11 firearms, such as rifles, grenade launcher, and others.

Mayor Ali A. Sali of Akbar town, Mayor Jhaber S. Kallahal of Tuburan town, police, military, and other local officials were present in the event.

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