The 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion headed by its Battalion Commander Lt Colonel Markton Abo initiated peace dialogue involving the Barangay Chairmen and Sitio leaders of President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat and General Salipada K Pendatun (GKSP), Maguindanao at Barangay Katiko, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat last July 14, 2014. The peace dialogue materialized when the troops of 33IB encountered fully armed of undetermined number of BIFF between boundaries of Barangay Katiko and Barangay Bagumbayan that lasted about 30 minutes with no reported casualties. The activity resulted to rescue 20 civilian farmers including their carabaos and harvesting machine. Hostility started to arise between Salamanca family and the group of Commander Guibte Magnum of the BIFF which warrants on land conflict issues in the area. Lt Colonel Abo called for a truce between the feuding groups attended by former Mayor Emilio Salamanca, Commander Lapu-lapu Abdul of 108BC, Sultan Kudarat PPO headed by PI Robert B. Torres, GKSP ABC President Norodin Masukat and his barangay chairmen, Ayob Oden of Upper Lasangan, Jerry Kauten of Pintegian, Nasrudin Datulangelen of Lumabad, and Daud N. Dalid of Tonggol. After the dialogue, both parties agreed to settle their disputes and shared their best practices and experiences to help the unit provide peace and unity in their area.