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PHOTOS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Celebrities attend Liberal Party’s ‘youth rally’

PHOTOS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Celebrities attend Liberal Party’s ‘youth rally’

Text by ALANAH TORRALBA Photos by LUIS LIWANAG, ALANAH TORRALBA and ALLAN YVES BRIONES THE Roxas camp seems to be pulling out all the stops..

May 3, 2016
Brouhaha at the bank

Brouhaha at the bank

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL Photos and video by LUIS LIWANAG WAS it a test of honor? Whose? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, armed with an..

May 3, 2016
PHOTOS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Santiago in Iloilo

PHOTOS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Santiago in Iloilo

Text by ELLEN TORDESILLAS Photos by EMMANUEL A. LERONA of Dayaw Multimedia. IT was the turn of presidential candidate Miriam..

April 21, 2016
Meet the Road Safety Fellows

Meet the Road Safety Fellows

IN MARCH, VERA Files conducted a road safety orientation seminar and training workshop for the 10 fellows chosen under the Road Safety..

April 18, 2016
Road safety journalism award launched

Road safety journalism award launched

JOURNALIST and VERA Files trustee Ellen Tordesillas announced  on April 12 the launch of a new award to honor the best student work on..

April 17, 2016
Barangay, gov’t officials warned of campaigning for bets even on social media

Barangay, gov’t officials warned of campaigning for bets even on social media

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL IF you’re a government employee or a barangay official, be careful what you post on social media. The Commission..

April 7, 2016
Aquino signs into law VAT exemption for PWDs

Aquino signs into law VAT exemption for PWDs

PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Aquino III has signed into law the bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the value-added tax (VAT)...

March 30, 2016
‘SC ruling on Poe citizenship not a victory for foundlings’ – Monsod

‘SC ruling on Poe citizenship not a victory for foundlings’ – Monsod

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL DESPITE getting the high court’s nod to run as president, Senator Grace Poe continues to be hounded by issues on..

March 22, 2016
Comelec to SC: There could be failure of elections if receipts are printed

Comelec to SC: There could be failure of elections if receipts are printed

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL IT is no joke to start over. Less than two months before the May 9 polls, the Commission on Elections has resorted..

March 14, 2016
Aquino appoints Almendras foreign secretary

Aquino appoints Almendras foreign secretary

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WITH only three months left of his term, President Aquino appointed his cabinet secretary Jose Rene D...

March 8, 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
  • Reporting on Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal and reproductive health (A primer for journalists)
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