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Championing PWD rights

Championing PWD rights

Text and photos by KRIXIA SUBINGSUBING VOICES echoed across the Senate conference room as senators and representatives of various persons..

July 30, 2015
Village of PWD dreams

Village of PWD dreams

Text and photos by JOHN FRANCES C. FUENTES DAVAO CITY — Wheelchair user Sofronio Floro, 54, has carefully assembled an armchair, one of..

July 29, 2015
Fairest of them all

Fairest of them all

By YVETTE B. MORALES CZARINAH Mercado was nervous. It was her first time to stand before a huge crowd. Clad in a persimmon dress made by a..

July 26, 2015
Bamboo houses for villagers, cultural experience for visitors

Bamboo houses for villagers, cultural experience for visitors

  By COOPER RESABAL, VERA Files MARIBOJOC, Bohol – A middle-aged woman sweeps her hands across what appears to be a mosaic painting of..

July 18, 2015
Living as a PWD in the US

Living as a PWD in the US

By KIRA DEL ROSARIO, Loveonexcel.com LOS ANGELES, California — Like most modern long-distance relationships, Mirasol Fajardo Savchenko, a..

June 30, 2015
Kinds of sign language in the Philippines

Kinds of sign language in the Philippines

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL IN the Philippines, one spoken word can have several variations in meaning. The Tagalog word for “bird”, for..

June 28, 2015
More tourists and excellent dimsum from Taiwan to Manila

More tourists and excellent dimsum from Taiwan to Manila

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS AT the reunion of Filipinos who have been to Taiwan upon the invitation of Taiwan government last week, Dr...

June 13, 2015
Movies Filipinos can relate to in French Film Festival

Movies Filipinos can relate to in French Film Festival

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IN the movie “La Famille Bélier,” which is one of the featured movies in the ongoing 20th French Film..

June 7, 2015
Revenge of the Voltes V generation

Revenge of the Voltes V generation

By NORMAN SISON LONG before the Transformers, there was Voltes V. The year was 1978. It was the height of the Marcos dictatorship. The..

June 6, 2015
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
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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
  • 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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