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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
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
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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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