Vera Files
  • April 10, 2015‘Education for All’ ending; PH fails to meet targets

    ‘Education for All’ ending; PH fails to meet targets

    By YVONNE T. CHUA The 15-year Education for All (EFA) global movement is drawing to a close this year, and the verdict is out. Only a third of the 164 governments that pledged to achieve universal primary education and five other goals by 2015 have done so, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

  • March 31, 2015VERA Files statement on DFA’s statement on Sabah for Spratlys story

    VERA Files statement on DFA’s statement on Sabah for Spratlys story

      The Department of Foreign Affairs is misleading the public when it says “Sabah is not in any way part of the note” verbale the Phililippine government sent recently to Malaysia in denying VERA Files’s story “PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China.” Note Verbale No. 15-1979 sent to Malaysia, […]

  • March 30, 2015PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

    PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

        By TESSA JAMANDRE THE Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations. The quid pro quo was contained in a note verbale the Department of Foreign Affairs handed to a representative of the Malaysian Embassy last week, a […]

  • March 16, 2015BOI requested for interview with Aquino

    BOI requested for interview with Aquino

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IT is not true that the Board of Inquiry did not try to ask the side of President Aquino on the Jan. 25 Mamasapano tragedy that claimed 67 lives including 44 of the country’s elite police commandos, 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and five civilians, including an eight-year […]

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    April 15, 2015

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS MEI Magsino once told a foreign reporter interviewing her on the challenges journalists who  take on the powerful face in the Philippines, “The list of murdered journalists..

     
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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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