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Walking to freedom, one city at a time

Walking to freedom, one city at a time

Text by ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO Photos and video by ALLAN YVES BRIONES CLAD in the blue, red and yellow colors of the Philippine flag, they..

June 22, 2016
Summertime reunions reconnect Boholanos to their roots

Summertime reunions reconnect Boholanos to their roots

Text and photos by COOPER RESABAL MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Summer is officially over as declared by Pagasa this week. Yet homecoming..

May 30, 2016
French film festival, a delightful respite from the toxic political exercise

French film festival, a delightful respite from the toxic political exercise

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS  MARTIN Macalintal, audiovisual attaché at the French Embassy in Manila, might as well have taped his answer to..

May 27, 2016
VIDEO: PWDs happy with South Cotabato elections, but want more improvements in the future

VIDEO: PWDs happy with South Cotabato elections, but want more improvements in the future

By AMIEL CAGAYAN and EMMANUEL CAGAYAN MARBEL, South Cotabato – There were no assigned accessible polling places (APPs) in South Cotabato..

May 26, 2016
VIDEO: In Cebu City EAPP, volunteers with disabilities assist fellow PWDs

VIDEO: In Cebu City EAPP, volunteers with disabilities assist fellow PWDs

By LUCILLE SODIPE CEBU City – Election volunteers Krugger Tabada and Leah Recia, both persons with disabilities (PWDs), were startled by..

May 17, 2016
VIDEO: Despite last minute Comelec instruction, teachers in a Cebu City school set up EAPP

VIDEO: Despite last minute Comelec instruction, teachers in a Cebu City school set up EAPP

By LUCILLE SODIPE CEBU City — Just hours away from the opening of the May 9 elections, teachers assigned at a polling place here were..

May 16, 2016
PHOTO ESSAY: Archdiocese of Cebu sends off volunteers to guard votes

PHOTO ESSAY: Archdiocese of Cebu sends off volunteers to guard votes

By LUCILLE SODIPE CORDOVA, Cebu — “Remain faithful to your commitment to protect the votes of the people of Cordova. Good luck and God..

May 8, 2016
MITING DE AVANCE: Daang Matuwid’s final appeal: Not Duterte

MITING DE AVANCE: Daang Matuwid’s final appeal: Not Duterte

By ALLAN YVES BRIONES IT was supposedly the Daang Matuwid Coalition’s last hurrah, the Liberal Party’s final appeal to convince the..

May 8, 2016
MITING DE AVANCE: Binay challenges Aquino to deliver on May 9

MITING DE AVANCE: Binay challenges Aquino to deliver on May 9

Text and Photos by ALANAH TORRALBA AS he ended his campaign, Vice President Jejomar Binay called on President Benigno Aquino III to keep..

May 8, 2016
MITING DE AVANCE: Thousands flock to Duterte’s final campaign events

MITING DE AVANCE: Thousands flock to Duterte’s final campaign events

Photos by MARIO IGNACIO Video by JOHN FRANCES FUENTES CROWDS estimated at hundreds of thousands swelled the Luneta Park in Manila, as well..

May 8, 2016
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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
  • Reporting on Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal and reproductive health (A primer for journalists)
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