Vera Files
  • May 22, 2015Dissecting the House’s 2014 SALN

    Dissecting the House’s 2014 SALN

    By YVONNE T. CHUA The combined net worth of the 290 members of the House of Representatives for 2014 has surpassed P17 billion, an increase of more than 10 percent from their declarations for 2013. The increase has raised the average net worth of the representatives in the 16th Congress by more  than P6 million.   Released days ago,..

  • May 3, 2015Pacquiaos in the making

    Pacquiaos in the making

    By CHARMAINE DEOGRACIAS GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao still has to decide when to hang his gloves after today’s megafight with Floyd Mayweather but many young boys from his hometown are already training to fit those lucky gloves. Young aspiring boxers here believe their future is in the boxing gym not in […]

  • April 27, 2015No Asean-China COC until China completes Spratlys military bases

    No Asean-China COC until China completes Spratlys military bases

    Fiery Cross before and during the reclamation By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE standard press statement of Malacañang and foreign affairs officials prior to the President’s attendance in the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is for the Philippines to push for the adoption of the Code of Conduct in the South China […]

  • April 24, 2015PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

    PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

      By TESSA JAMANDRE and ELLEN TORDESILLAS THE Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to conduct joint naval drills and scientific studies amid concerns over China’s intensified reclamations in the South China Sea. The planned activities are part of the soon-to-be signed “Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between the..

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    Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

    Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

    May 22, 2015

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE pain of a tragedy is assuaged by the lessons learned from it. That is the case with the disaster that was how the Aquino government handled the damage wrought by super typhoon..

     
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    Founded in March 2008, VERA Files is published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. Vera is Latin for “true.”
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