Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
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Insight 3

Despite the efforts of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) through its 'Listening Process' to promote and address the needs and grievances of Mindanao's divided communities, creating a peace constituency across the Philippines, particularly amonst national policymakers and politicians, has been a struggle. Rufa Cagoco-Guiam argues that local reconciliation efforts in Mindanao must be matched with the development of a national consciousness for the transformation of relationships at various levels if sustainable peace is to be achieveable in Mindanao.