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Aquino seeks end to political dynasties

Aquino seeks end to political dynasties

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino on Monday sought the passage of the Anti-Dynasty Law, saying it was wrong to let corrupt individuals or..

July 27, 2015

Aquino thanks house help, designer, hairstylist in final SONA

PRESIDENT Aquino on Monday singled out house help Yolly Yebes to thank her for looking after all his needs for two decades, even in..

July 27, 2015
Health workers, patients bear the cost of orthopedic center privatization

Health workers, patients bear the cost of orthopedic center privatization

Text, photos and video by MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL EDDIE, 61, used to be family chauffeur in Manila. One day last month, he was held and beaten..

July 27, 2015
Rainy listup dampens PWD turnout in Baguio

Rainy listup dampens PWD turnout in Baguio

Text and photos by OFELIA KAYAT Baguio City — A total of 254 would-be voters turned up to register at the special satellite registration..

July 19, 2015
Bid for transparency faces early challenge

Bid for transparency faces early challenge

By VERLIE Q. RETULIN CUSTOMS Commissioner Alberto Lina is just starting to warm his seat but is already facing graft and plunder charges..

July 6, 2015
Counter-trafficking efforts to involve public

Counter-trafficking efforts to involve public

By YVETTE B. MORALES What does a trafficking victim look like? A female who hails from a far-flung area, came a quick answer from the..

July 4, 2015

July 4 satellite registrations at SM malls

The Commission on Elections will hold satellite registrations at five SM malls in Metro Manila on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Persons..

July 3, 2015
4M voters without biometrics urged to register

4M voters without biometrics urged to register

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WITH over four million Filipino voters facing possible disenfranchisement, a coalition of government agencies and..

July 1, 2015
Church prepares for earthquake, tsunami

Church prepares for earthquake, tsunami

By YVETTE B. MORALES With the threat of tsunami from the Manila Trench and the anticipated 7.2 magnitude earthquake of the West Valley..

June 27, 2015

Live entertainment woos QC voters on registration day

By JAKE SORIANO Photos and video by DANIEL ABUNALES IT was not a typical scene during voters’ registration. Hundreds of prospective..

June 14, 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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