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Romeo C. Clemente

Bio: Romeo C. Clemente is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Alternative dispute resolution. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 2 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the effectiveness of the Bodong as an alternative dispute resolution that reflects the peace framework of the community in dealing with crimes and tribal-related offenses in the province of Kalinga, Philippines.
Abstract: Bodong, a peace pact, evolves from the customs and traditions of the Kalingas. It discloses indigenous people's cultural identity, heritage and integrity that were painstakingly developed with the passing of the time. This study investigated the effectiveness of bodong as an alternative dispute resolution that reflects the peace framework of the community in dealing with crimes and tribal-related offenses in the province of Kalinga, Philippines. With 305 respondents composed of local officials, court employees, law enforcers and tribal leaders, findings significantly confirm bodong as an effective system of enforcing peace because it does not in a way oppose to the realms of existing laws. Thus, for bodong system to sustainably advance social security and economic stability of culturally diverse tribes, key stakeholders should constitute bolder steps in coming up with success indicators on the intensive education campaign regarding the provisions of pagta not only to binodngans but also to non-binodngans.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a study was conducted to understand the circumstances that led to the migration of the Ilocano migrants to Tabuk, Kalinga and the challenges they faced as they transferred residence.
Abstract: This study was conducted to understand the circumstances that led to the Ilocanos migrating to Tabuk, Kalinga and the challenges they faced as they transferred residence. It also aimed to explain the different processes of integration that the Ilocanos have undergone to be in good relationship with the Kalingas. Participants of the study included 20 Ilocano migrants aged 50 and above and are permanent residents of Tabuk who know how to speak in Ilocano and Filipino. Interview was the primary method used in gathering data for the study. An interview guide was used as a basis for questioning while note-taking was done by the researcher to document the information supplied by the participants. All conversations were also recorded through a tape recorder. Secondary resources such as researches, books and articles were used to further explain the results of the study. Results of the study revealed that Ilocanos migrated to Tabuk because they are looking for a piece of land which they can convert into a farm, a venue for trade and a job or an employment. Also, some of them went to Kalinga to fulfill their profession, to move out of their old residence which seemed dangerous, and to share the Word of God to the residents of Tabuk. However, Ilocanos faced a lot of challenges after migrating. They experienced financial difficulties, problems in relation to bodong, fear of Kalingas due to political conflicts, land grabbing, health problems, tribal wars, and differences in beliefs and religion. Considering the results of the study, it is recommended that this research will be a basis of the government of Tabuk as they create programs that involve Ilocano migrants and as they review the implementation of bodong in their locale. A broader study may be conducted to evaluate the contribution of the Ilocanos to the different groups and societies in the Philippines. This could also serve as an additional reference in studies related to migration and Philippine societies. Keywords— Ilocano, Migrants, Tabuk, Life and Experiences.

6 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the first level system the Barangay justice performs better than the regular court in terms of settling disputes and maintaining peace to the community in Tabuk City, Kalinga as the model.
Abstract: This research intends to look into the performance of the three levels of Justice Processes in the Philippines taking Tabuk City, Kalinga as the model. As a result of the study, it reveals that the first level system the Barangay Justice performs better than the regular court in terms of settling disputes and maintaining peace to the community. It was also revealed that the Indigenous justice processes of Kalinga known as the “Bodong” performs more than enough in settling disputes since it covers all crimes provided the parties thereto decided to settle it through the intervention of the tribal larders “pangat”, its resolution is recognized by the regular court as a jurisprudence. Hence, it shows that the effect of mediation, conciliation and arbitration are deemed more effective because it does not only settle dispute but it carries with it a restorative effect towards the parties. In these systems, resolution is easily attained due to the voluntary nature on the part of the parties to settle their differences without any further cost. Under these circumstances, its effect to the community is more understanding and consideration.