In Mountain Province, PCOL SIBLY P DAWIGUEY JR, the Provincial Director of Mt. Province PPO, served as mediator between the conflicting ethnic groups of Dalican and Fidelisan during their peace talk held at Mountain Province Police Provincial Office Kiosk in Brgy. Poblacion, Bontoc on December 07, 2022.
Present also as co-mediators were Hon. Johnson D Bantog II & Hon. Ezra A Gomez, both members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Mt. Province, and Lieutenant Colonel MARCELO F VALDEZ, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion.
The talk was attended by the elders and barangay officials of Brgy. Dalican headed by Hon. Reynald Waking while the elders and barangay officials of Brgy. Fidelisan was headed by Hon. Peter Patong.
As the results of their peace dialogue, the conflicting group has decided to resurvey the disputed boundary and the endorsement of a resolution on the “amendment of the portion of the map of Political Boundary of Sagada Cadastre, CAD-502-D particularly affecting the boundary claim of Fidelisan ethnic group-Northern Barangays of Sagada Municipality and that of Barangay Dalican of Bontoc Municipality to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.”
PCOL DAWIGUEY JR appealed to both parties concerned not to do any hostile act that may jeopardize the integrity of their mutual commitment towards a peaceful settlement.
Also, to show their support, the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan encourage both ethnic groups not to hesitate to ask for help from them regarding their long-time dispute.
Present also during the dialogue were the Punong Barangays of all barangays of Sagada, Mt Province PPO key personnel. (PROCOR-PIO)