Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion -

N FORESTRY, tri­an­gu­la­tion is the use of more than one tech­nique or source of in­for­ma­tion to cross-check an­swers, com­par­ing and com­ple­ment­ing in­for­ma­tion from dif­fer­ent sources or gath­ered in dif­fer­ent ways.

It also in­volves hav­ing a team -- mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary -- mem­bers with the abil­ity to ap­proach the same piece of in­for­ma­tion or the same ques­tion from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives.

I’m fa­mil­iar with the process. I led a team on com­mu­nity forestry projects at Barangay Bagong Si­lang, Sal­vador Bene­dicto. We col­lected data from men and women, dif­fer­ent age groups, and ge­o­graphic dis­tri­bu­tion of those near and far-flung forested ar­eas.

I also used the tech­nique in con­flict res­o­lu­tion in my court-an­nexed me­di­a­tion in find­ing com­mon grounds or in­ter­est-based—ap­proaches. Lit­i­ga­tion ex­penses (very ex­pen­sive for both par­ties) and length of time (both will have to in­vest time for con­tin­u­ous trial, sac­ri­fic­ing work time, or sac­ri­fic­ing the wel­fare of non-par­ties, es­pe­cially that of chil­dren).

And now we read the nar­ra­tives of dif­fer­ent par­ties on the cul­prits be­hind the Sa­gay 9 Mas­sacre.

Na­tional Demo­cratic Front(NDF)-Ne­gros spokesper­son Frank Fer­nan­dez iden­ti­fied four for­mer com­mu­nist rebels as per­pe­tra­tors of the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice Chief In­spec­tor Robert Man­sueto in Sa­gay City said that three of them used to be NPA mem­bers while the other one worked as

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