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Delays in implementation of road safety law put children at risk

Delays in implementation of road safety law put children at risk

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL ASK all five presidential candidates about their plans for children and most of them would touch on providing..

May 5, 2016
Open letter to the next president: Make PH roads safe

Open letter to the next president: Make PH roads safe

By DINNA LOUISE C. DAYAO THEY were all in their teens. John Russel Garcia, John Paul Tena, Kirby Bokingo, Jaymee Gubaton, Bren Loren..

April 23, 2016
Meet the Road Safety Fellows

Meet the Road Safety Fellows

IN MARCH, VERA Files conducted a road safety orientation seminar and training workshop for the 10 fellows chosen under the Road Safety..

April 18, 2016
Road safety journalism award launched

Road safety journalism award launched

JOURNALIST and VERA Files trustee Ellen Tordesillas announced  on April 12 the launch of a new award to honor the best student work on..

April 17, 2016
Apply Now | Road Safety Journalism Fellowship

Apply Now | Road Safety Journalism Fellowship

ROAD crashes are among the leading causes of death in the Philippines. The 2015 World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road..

December 14, 2015
Studies on pork scam, human rights win journ research awards

Studies on pork scam, human rights win journ research awards

THREE outstanding journalism research papers undertaken by university students bagged this year’s top awards of the Philippine Journalism..

March 14, 2015
UP students win big in Chit Estella journalism awards

UP students win big in Chit Estella journalism awards

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines journalism students hauled in the top prizes at the 2014 Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC) at..

March 6, 2014
Lolarga and Silverio win 1st Chit Estella awards

Lolarga and Silverio win 1st Chit Estella awards

  By EIMOR P. SANTOS IN death, Vera Files trustee and journalism professor Lourdes “Chit” Estella Simbulan continues to champion..

December 8, 2012

Chit Estella Journalism Awards 2012

NOMINATIONS  to the 1st Chit Estella Journalism Awards are now open, the family of the late VERA Files trustee and journalism professor..

September 6, 2012

Cabbie blames 2 buses for Estella’s death

By ARTHA KIRA PAREDES, Photos by MARIO IGNACIO IV THE driver of the taxi journalist Chit Estella was riding when she was killed last year..

June 29, 2012
About Us

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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