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Solving the transport crisis: Drivers, drugs and Duterte

Solving the transport crisis: Drivers, drugs and Duterte

Text and video by LUCILLE SODIPE One of the transport-related problems the Duterte administration is facing is drug use among drivers.

July 24, 2016
Road rules: Surviving an hour on Metro Manila roads

Road rules: Surviving an hour on Metro Manila roads

Text and video by LUCILLE SODIPE UNDISCIPLINED motorists, illegally parked vehicles, unauthorized jeepney terminals, unruly pedestrians...

July 13, 2016
LTFRB: Safety top priority for children going to school

LTFRB: Safety top priority for children going to school

EXACTLY a month since the opening of classes, Filipino children continue to face higher risks every time they leave home for school.

July 13, 2016
Traffic jams: The silent killer

Traffic jams: The silent killer

By MICHAEL JOE T. DELIZO A man was gasping for air inside a public utility van packed with 20 passengers stuck in a traffic on Park Avenue..

May 30, 2016
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
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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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