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Sights and sounds of a Superstar

Sights and sounds of a Superstar

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines President Alfredo Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan gave Superstar Nora Aunor a certificate of..

August 29, 2014
Photography lesson at 7,748 feet above sea level

Photography lesson at 7,748 feet above sea level

By OFELIA C. EMPIAN THE grandeur and mystery of Mount Pulag through the eyes of children. That is what Juan Portrait wants to share with..

August 28, 2014
Learn your body repair schedule

Learn your body repair schedule

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS ON weekend outings, it takes a lot of will power not to overeat. The Lake Hotel in Tagaytay (where our..

August 26, 2014
Violin virtuoso Chino Gutierrez’s Passion

Violin virtuoso Chino Gutierrez’s Passion

By ITCHIE CRUZ-YAP Many young Filipino musicians struggle to make their music heard. Although the Filipinos are a very musical lot, the..

August 24, 2014
10 tips to lessen travel hassles

10 tips to lessen travel hassles

  By JOHNNA VILLAVIRAY GIOLAGON The proliferation of budget airlines has made travel affordable even if one does not belong to the..

August 14, 2014
CinemalayaX: The year of creative conceit

CinemalayaX: The year of creative conceit

  By KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO I had started watching CinemalayaX with Carlitos Siguion Reyna’s Hari Ng Tondo, Joseph Alterejos’s Kasal,..

August 14, 2014
Bohol reconstruction: Harmonizing yesterday with today

Bohol reconstruction: Harmonizing yesterday with today

Text and Photos by COOPER RESABAL REBUILDING structures damaged by the 7.2 intensity earthquake that struck Bohol October last year not..

August 12, 2014
Performing Grief

Performing Grief

  By JAKE SORIANO DIVINA is preparing for her daughter Rowena’s 13th birthday when she hears shocking news: her daughter has been..

August 9, 2014
Human factor: key to success of first Iloilo BPO company

Human factor: key to success of first Iloilo BPO company

  By HAZEL P. VILLA ILOILO CITY-In the world of technology, the human factor is what makes the difference. Filipino-American Rom..

August 6, 2014
Hashtag Why

Hashtag Why

  BY JAKE SORIANO EVEN before its title credits appear, the film #Y directed by Gino Santos has already told its audience its lead..

August 5, 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
  • 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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