Vera Files
  • April 28, 2016These videos will help you get disability right

    These videos will help you get disability right

    Getting it Right: Interacting with PWDs is a package of eight video tutorials that introduce viewers to disability issues and provide tips on how to interact with persons with disabilities. Produced by VERA Files (verafiles.org) primarily for a Filipino audience, the videos feature PWDs and disability advocates in the Philippines sharing their..

  • April 18, 2016After 10 years of talking, ASEAN and activists still far apart

    After 10 years of talking, ASEAN and activists still far apart

    By MIA GOMEZ and JOHANNA SON BANGKOK – It’s been 10 years since civil society groups in ASEAN started having annual interactions with ASEAN leaders, including face-to-face meetings at summits. But beyond making news headlines, how effective have these been in influencing ASEAN’s work or its member states’ policies? How can engagement with..

  • April 14, 2016Kidapawan tragedy: Spotlight on climate change and local governance

    Kidapawan tragedy: Spotlight on climate change and local governance

    BY PURPLE ROMERO TWO weeks before the violent encounter between the police and the farmers in Kidapawan happened, Cotabato Gov.Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza delivered her State of the Province Address where she proudly said that the province is “surviving the drought” brought by El Niño. Local daily Sunstar reported that Mendoza described 2016 as a..

  • April 13, 2016The Aquino Legacy: What has the administration done for PWDs?

    The Aquino Legacy: What has the administration done for PWDs?

    By JAKE SORIANO THE disability sector breathed a sigh of relief when news broke in late March that President Benigno Simeon Aquino III had finally signed into law the bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the value-added tax (VAT). For advocates, the enactment of Republic Act 10754 had been one nerve-wracking wait. Congress had..

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    The evolution of Duterte’s BPI account

    The evolution of Duterte’s BPI account

    April 29, 2016

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS MARCH 14, 2016 – Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Alan Peter Cayetano signed a manifesto waiving their rights under the Bank Secrecy law. In the..

     

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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.”
    Publications
    • The Right to Vote: Filipinos with Disabilities and the 2013 Elections
    • Silenced: Extrajudicial Killings and Torture in the Philippines
    • Democracy at Gunpoint: Election-Related Violence in the Philippines
    • Local edge: Decent work–Stories from the grassroots
    • Bittersweet Stories of Farm Workers in the Philippines
    • Reporting on Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal and reproductive health (A primer for journalists)
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