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Propaganda in the Philippines: Past and present

Propaganda in the Philippines: Past and present

  By NORMAN SISON THERE  was a time — two generations ago — when Filipinos deeply loved their country and knew how to fight for..

February 26, 2015
Nelly Miricioiu: First-rate musician and human being

Nelly Miricioiu: First-rate musician and human being

    By ELIZABETH LOLARGA Photos courtesy of JOSEPH UY To listen to Nelly Miricioiu, the soprano from Romania who is now a British..

February 20, 2015
Busting the myth about egg-cholesterol connection

Busting the myth about egg-cholesterol connection

  By CEZ DONASCO IN a time where scientific research findings contradict each other, people do not know what to believe anymore. Are eggs..

February 14, 2015
Wanted: Gov’t help to boost PH animation industry

Wanted: Gov’t help to boost PH animation industry

By CHICKIE R. LOCSIN ‘THE Philippines has the best talent in the world, but its animation industry is among the smallest in the world.”..

February 14, 2015
What it takes to produce a TV animated series

What it takes to produce a TV animated series

  By CHICKIE R. LOCSIN AS you gasp in excitement  watching  Optimus Prime’s Autobots battle  Megatron’s Decepticons or..

February 14, 2015
Zuellig foundation taps mayor power to improve rural healthcare system

Zuellig foundation taps mayor power to improve rural healthcare system

    By CHICKIE R. LOCSIN FOUR years ago, mothers were dying in the Philippines at the rate of 221 per 100,000 live births. Given that..

February 7, 2015
Brillante Mendoza puts spotlight on small acts that mean big

Brillante Mendoza puts spotlight on small acts that mean big

  By REYNARD MAGTOTO “I make movies because I have a story to tell and I have a story to share,” multi-awarded filmmaker Brillante..

February 7, 2015
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
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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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