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Paco Park: Where history lies with the dead

Paco Park: Where history lies with the dead

  By NORMAN SISON WOULD you get married at a centuries-old cemetery? That may sound macabre, but couples who get hitched at Paco Park in..

October 31, 2014
‘Feel the fear’: Jim Paredes on coping with wife’s breast cancer

‘Feel the fear’: Jim Paredes on coping with wife’s breast cancer

  By NORMAN SISON IT was during a vacation in New Zealand when Lydia Paredes noticed a concave indentation on her left breast. After..

October 25, 2014
Gia Macuja Atchison on singing and mothering in London

Gia Macuja Atchison on singing and mothering in London

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN THE Atchison family in London is a classic case of devoted performing artists managing between engagements and..

October 22, 2014
PH book industry lags behind Asian counterparts

PH book industry lags behind Asian counterparts

    By HAZEL P. VILLA ILOILO City – The Philippines has a big market for books, with 88 percent of Filipino adults reading..

October 21, 2014
Music and memories on social media

Music and memories on social media

  By WINNIE VELASQUEZ AMID the aggravations that make living in Manila a daily test of human endurance, there is a group of kindred..

October 20, 2014
Dazzling grand pas and highly revealing contemporary works

Dazzling grand pas and highly revealing contemporary works

  By PABLO  A. TARIMAN IT is probably a good idea to mix popular grand pas with new works. Indeed, contemporary works need focus not just..

October 16, 2014
A PWD in love in ‘The Trial’

A PWD in love in ‘The Trial’

By PABLO A. TARIMAN FOR a change, actor John Lloyd Cruz departs from his ‘kilig’ movies to offer something different for Filipino..

October 15, 2014
Another case of art imitating life

Another case of art imitating life

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN AS the celebrated EDSA ‘huli-dap’ and the lifestyle check for police officers continue to hug the headlines,..

October 8, 2014
A daring, if, suspenseful birthday gala

A daring, if, suspenseful birthday gala

    By PABLO A. TARIMAN THE 50th birthday gala of Lisa Macuja Elizalde was an evening of virtual dance excitement and breath-taking..

October 6, 2014
Risk-taking in sex a major trigger in high HIV infections

Risk-taking in sex a major trigger in high HIV infections

  By DIANA G. MENDOZA “IF you don’t take risks, you won’t win.” “If you never try, you’ll never know.” The many twists and..

October 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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