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.
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Peace process and core challenges to progress in reconciliation
Local reconciliation in Mindanao during war and peace
Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission
Reconciliation across levels
The work of the TJRC and its outcome must set off a process that does not control, formalise, bureaucratize nor narrow down the avenues, but rather generates, in addition to the state’s, people-driven initiatives to do transitional justice and reconciliation.