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Deaf triathlete helps next generation of deaf athletes

Deaf triathlete helps next generation of deaf athletes

By JOHN PAUL ECARMA MAUNES and JAKE SORIANO CEBU CITY – Deaf triathlete Lester Lagos remembers that afternoon in Cebu very well. Visiting..

May 16, 2015
Wanted: PWD-friendly public facilities

Wanted: PWD-friendly public facilities

Text and photos by JAKE SORIANO The Philippines until now has no accessible public transport for persons with disabilities (PWDs)...

May 12, 2015
LRT expansions remind of tranvia days

LRT expansions remind of tranvia days

By NORMAN SISON To remember the glory days of Manila would be to remember the electric trams that once plied its streets and contributed to..

April 21, 2015
The Chusueys: Good argument for family business

The Chusueys: Good argument for family business

  By CHICKIE LOCSIN THE fast-expanding Henann Group of hotels is a good argument for a family business. At the helm is the patriarch,..

March 30, 2015
Loom bands for a cause

Loom bands for a cause

  By OFELIA C. EMPIAN FOR Melchora Grace Balacdao-Matias, looming bands began as an activity to merely overcome boredom in her new..

March 25, 2015
Dancing to a better life

Dancing to a better life

  By CHICKIE LOCSIN From bleak garbage dumps to glamor-filled dance floors, Wilbert Aunzo has come a long way. Aunzo was a scavenger and..

March 23, 2015
Master class with Maestra Nelly

Master class with Maestra Nelly

  Text and photos by ELIZABETH LOLARGA THE historic First Intensive Vocal Workshop of soprano Nelly Miricioiu ran for three days..

March 16, 2015
MSO to reprise 1945 concert amid war ruins

MSO to reprise 1945 concert amid war ruins

  Text and photos by ELIZABETH LOLARGA Archive photos courtesy of the MANILA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The musicians who heeded the call of..

March 12, 2015
The Lantern festival crowd: showcase of Taiwanese’s admirable discipline

The Lantern festival crowd: showcase of Taiwanese’s admirable discipline

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IN the 20 to 30 minutes that I was in the midst of the teeming crowd in Wuri Railway Station in Taichung, Taiwan..

March 12, 2015
Nelly Miricioiu astounds Manila with her glorious singing

Nelly Miricioiu astounds Manila with her glorious singing

  By JOSEPH CORTES Photos  by KIKO CABUENA and ANNA LEAH SARABIA Experienced concertgoers have observed that the acoustics of Meralco..

March 10, 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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  • 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
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  • Bittersweet Stories of Farm Workers in the Philippines
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