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Cinemalaya 2016: showcase of Filipino talent, substance and relevance

Cinemalaya 2016: showcase of Filipino talent, substance and relevance

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I hope the movies shown in the recent Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival would be shown in commercial theaters..

August 15, 2016
Speeding but not getting home

Speeding but not getting home

By IRA V. PANGANIBAN Nine days before Christmas three years ago, a Don Mariano bus fell off the Skyway in Bicutan, Taguig and landed on a..

August 12, 2016
Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

By BRENDA BARRIENTOS-VALLARTA The Senate Committee on Public Services on Wednesday started to hear proposals to grant President Rodrigo..

August 12, 2016
Road Safety Series No. 3: Navigating the mind of a “road rager”

Road Safety Series No. 3: Navigating the mind of a “road rager”

By RAYMOND GREGORY TRIBDINO ROAD safety is not exclusive to simply engineering good roads and enforcing the rules. A huge part of road..

August 12, 2016
Take your hands off that cellphone

Take your hands off that cellphone

By IRA V. PANGANIBAN RARE is a Filipino driver involved in a car crash while using his cellphone that would admit  that his using of the..

August 1, 2016
Education, not humiliation, for drunk drivers

Education, not humiliation, for drunk drivers

By MICHAEL JOE T. DELIZO   RC Rodriguez, 28, is one lucky guy. He has figured in more than one road crash while driving under the..

August 1, 2016
Vico Cham: Seeing the world through art and autism

Vico Cham: Seeing the world through art and autism

By ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO IN a 26-square-meter studio deep within the heart of Pasig City, people with autism fill the world with art, one..

July 19, 2016
On their own: PWD students care for themselves and others at earthquake drill

On their own: PWD students care for themselves and others at earthquake drill

By ALLAN YVES BRIONES AND BRYAN EZRA GONZALES THOUSANDS of persons with disabilities (PWDs) participated in the recent annual earthquake..

July 3, 2016
Walking to freedom, one city at a time

Walking to freedom, one city at a time

Text by ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO Photos and video by ALLAN YVES BRIONES CLAD in the blue, red and yellow colors of the Philippine flag, they..

June 22, 2016
Summertime reunions reconnect Boholanos to their roots

Summertime reunions reconnect Boholanos to their roots

Text and photos by COOPER RESABAL MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Summer is officially over as declared by Pagasa this week. Yet homecoming..

May 30, 2016
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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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