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  • December 16, 2014Global study ranks PH 15th largest exporter of illegal capital

    Global study ranks PH 15th largest exporter of illegal capital

    By YVONNE T. CHUA THE Philippines and three other ASEAN members count among the top 20 developing countries in the world identified as the biggest exporters of illicit capital over the last decade, according to a global report. The report, released worldwide Monday (Tuesday in Manila) by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington D.C.-based..

  • December 13, 2014Vietnam supports PH position: UN tribunal has jurisdiction on South China Sea dispute

    Vietnam supports PH position: UN tribunal has jurisdiction on South China Sea dispute

      By ELLEN  T. TORDESILLAS The Philippine case against China’s nine-dash line before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal gained support from Vietnam in a statement it submitted to the court in The Hague on Thursday. The Vietnam Foreign Ministry said the tribunal has jurisdiction to settle disputes concerning the interpretation of the U.N...

  • December 8, 2014China: UN tribunal has no jurisdiction on case filed by PH

    China: UN tribunal has no jurisdiction on case filed by PH

      By ELLEN TORDESILLAS CHINA insisted Sunday that the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal has no jurisdiction on the complaint filed by the Philippines seeking to declare null and void the nine-dash line on China’s maps. China’s 27-page position paper, posted on the website of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, came eight days before the Dec...

  • December 2, 2014PH among Asian countries listed in OECD foreign bribery report

    PH among Asian countries listed in OECD foreign bribery report

    By YVONNE T. CHUA (Infographics sourced from OECD report) CONTRARY to popular belief, corruption isn’t the scourge solely of developing countries like the Philippines. In fact, two-thirds of bribes paid by businesses to foreign public officials took place in countries with medium to very high human development index, including the most..

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    Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

    Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

    December 22, 2014

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THIS Christmas, one of the most welcome gifts is a cellphone or a Tablet. Not only for adults but also for children who are now tech-savvy. Ban Toxics, a group that goes by the motto..

     
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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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