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Fr. Pedro Pelaez remembered with Pope Francis’ Manila Cathedral mass

Fr. Pedro Pelaez remembered with Pope Francis’ Manila Cathedral mass

  By NORMAN SISON ON the second day of his memorable visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis celebrated mass for the local clergy at..

January 21, 2015
Cebu’s program for street children survives sans PDAF

Cebu’s program for street children survives sans PDAF

    By CHICKIE LOCSIN REDENTOR  Betito, 36, used to work as a part-time pin boy and a watch- and -wash your car boy. He is now..

January 14, 2015
El Primero Hotel in  California: Filipino hospitality makes the difference

El Primero Hotel in California: Filipino hospitality makes the difference

Text and photos by RAY DEL ROSARIO and ARTHA KIRA PAREDES SAN DIEGO, California— At first glance, there is nothing Pinoy about the El..

January 13, 2015
Caring for  spiders and scorpions pets

Caring for spiders and scorpions pets

  By JOHN PAUL JUSTINIANI and HAZEL P. VILLA Photos by JOHN PAUL JUSTINIANI SOME  people just want something different. They don’t..

January 10, 2015
Off to Baguio with the kids

Off to Baguio with the kids

  By JOHNNA VILLAVIRAY GIOLAGON IT’S wonderfully cold in Baguio: 14 °C. Some mornings, the temperature goes down to 13 °C. It’s..

January 9, 2015
Witty planners and this accidental businesswoman

Witty planners and this accidental businesswoman

By TONI DIANE BELLEN CHINGGAY Nuque didn’t think a reply to an old friend’s text message would change her life. But it did. And five..

December 27, 2014
The incredible elegance of orchids in Nayong Pilipino

The incredible elegance of orchids in Nayong Pilipino

  BY CHICKIE R. LOCSIN “GOD must have loved our country so much because of the 25,000 varieties of orchids in the world, around 1800 are..

December 21, 2014
Nayong Pilipino resurrected

Nayong Pilipino resurrected

  By CHICKIE R. LOCSIN COMING out of political doldrums, Nayong Pilipino is now again a sprawling showcase of what is beautiful about the..

December 19, 2014
Taiwan’s Christmas offering: Watch a movie, win a mountain bike

Taiwan’s Christmas offering: Watch a movie, win a mountain bike

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS DO you want to win a mountain bike, a laptop, a 42-inch TV, and a cellphone? Watch a short film titled “Together..

December 16, 2014
Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FORMER Ambassador and Negros Occ. Rep. Apolinario “Jun” Lozada, Jr. relates his story on how he got to..

December 14, 2014
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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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