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Transgender model to PH gov’t: Let’s have a decent talk

Transgender model to PH gov’t: Let’s have a decent talk

  By PATRICK KING PASCUAL HER battle cry is no different from what has been said many times over. But her journey is an inspiring and..

September 21, 2014
Filipino Tchaikovsky laureate stages comeback recital

Filipino Tchaikovsky laureate stages comeback recital

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN THE Philippines has special connections with top winners of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow also known as..

September 17, 2014
3 tips to enjoy food without gaining weight

3 tips to enjoy food without gaining weight

  By CEZ DONASCO ONE of life’s pleasures is eating. The downside of that is gaining weight. But there are ways to indulge in food..

September 14, 2014
The art and joy of babywearing

The art and joy of babywearing

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS MORE and more of today’s mothers are learning the art and discovering the joy of “babywearing.”..

September 14, 2014
A ‘Noli’ like no other at Resorts World

A ‘Noli’ like no other at Resorts World

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN FELIPE Padilla de Leon’s opera, “Noli Me Tangere” has enjoyed several well-received revivals since its..

September 13, 2014
When ‘Everything will be okay’ is not okay

When ‘Everything will be okay’ is not okay

By MARILYN MANA-AY ROBLES        There is this story about a seven-year old boy who lived with his sisters and parents. Beside their..

September 13, 2014
Full moon, family and mooncakes

Full moon, family and mooncakes

  By YOLANDA L. PUNSALAN INSCRIBED on a rectangular mooncake box with the hues of orange, deep green and brown, with thickly feathered..

September 10, 2014
3 ways to live normal and productive life even with lupus

3 ways to live normal and productive life even with lupus

  By MARILYN MANA-AY ROBLES ROCHELLE, a young lupus patient of 8 years, received a text message from the president of the Lupus Foundation..

September 9, 2014
Problems abound in implementation of PWD benefits

Problems abound in implementation of PWD benefits

  By PATRICK KING PASCUAL “DENVER” (not his real name) is HIV-positive. He has been an outpatient at one of the HIV/AIDS treatment..

September 6, 2014
‘Made in the Philippines’ is worth buying

‘Made in the Philippines’ is worth buying

  By NORMAN SISON  AT a bazaar held annually to showcase Filipino-made products, quality and price are not the only selling points...

September 3, 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
  • Reporting on Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal and reproductive health (A primer for journalists)
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