VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The Commission on Human Rights, explained

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In his own words: Duterte's drug war, so far

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa understates war on drugs figures

DIY shelters for the ‘Big One’ not PWD-inclusive


VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Use of ‘alleged’ not a defense against libel

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is wrong.

New group urges citizens to hold Duterte accountable for abuses

A new multisectoral group launched Monday a campaign urging Filipinos to unite and demand…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Vilma Santos-Recto DID NOT vote to slash the CHR budget; Lagman DID NOT say he’d file an impeachment complaint against Duterte and Henry Sy’s daughter DID NOT trash Duterte’s critics.

These fake reports trended on social media this week. Don’t believe them.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DFA press release distorts facts about Philippine human rights report

Only eight countries expressed qualified support for PH war on drugs.


PWD Files

DIY shelters for the ‘Big One’ not PWD-inclusive

PWDs in conflict areas in Mindanao lack access to humanitarian aid

Significant change in last 10 years: Autism awareness

Different is okay, ‘The Wong Kids’ shows Deaf community

ASEAN at 50

ASEAN-China Ties: Ticking Time Bomb or ‘Asian’ World Order?

Asean hopes to salvage RCEP with recalibrated offers

Trade ministers finalizing RCEP outline

PODCAST: 50 years of ASEAN: Still waiting for social and ecological justice


PPO soloist gives Liszt concerto a new patina

A Lucia in the making

DIY shelters for the ‘Big One’ not PWD-inclusive

Two generations of Ilonggos cheer MSO

Chit Estella-Simbulan on what makes an ideal journalism teacher

Philippines dashes to revamp HIV programs as infections hit record levels

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