Discipline: Social Science
The Maranaos are practicing rido, a long time bloody culture wherein their families since in the past fought among themselves because of some feuds which greatly affected their plans, ambitions, and dreams in life. This knowledge led to determine the impacts of rido culture among the Maranaos specifically to their contemporary educational aspirations. The study also directed to answer the questions on the causes and modes of rido settlement as perceived by the secondary teachers, parents, and students and was conducted in the municipality of Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. The descriptive research design was employed and utilized the questionnaire and interview in data gathering. Frequency counts, percentages distribution, and weighted mean were the statistical tools applied in analyzing the data. It was revealed that the respondents were very responsive and had different views to the causes of rido in the community but murder and theft were the most frequently cited causes. The impacts of rido culture to their educational aspirations were mostly negative. As to the perception of the parent-respondents, majority responded on the hindrance of education, financial burden, community relationship was highly affected, and cannot cooperate to the school activities. However, in terms of the perception of the student-respondents, majority regarded that it greatly affected them as to their academic performances, disturbed them in gathering and organizing their projects and assignments. With the above revelations, it can be concluded that the rido culture really can ruin one’s life.