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Pangantucan killings: Survivor says massacre, military says encounter

Pangantucan killings: Survivor says massacre, military says encounter

By CONG B. CORRALES CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY– The killing of five people, including two minors, in Pangantucan town in Bukidnon nearly three..

September 4, 2015
INC’s overrated election clout

INC’s overrated election clout

                            By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Iglesia ni Cristo is making a mockery of Philippine..

August 30, 2015
Harry Roque aims for a congressional seat through partylist

Harry Roque aims for a congressional seat through partylist

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I’M so glad that lawyer Harry Roque has decided to go via the party list in his entry into politics. He is no..

August 27, 2015
Lina: slammed and reversed

Lina: slammed and reversed

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THEY are well- deserved beatings that Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina is getting this week. After being slammed..

August 26, 2015
Lina suffers double whammy

Lina suffers double whammy

By JAKE SORIANO PRESIDENT Aquino’s reversal of Alberto Lina’s decision on the balikbayan box issue was not the only trouble the customs..

August 26, 2015
Ombudsman calls Binay’s P200 M suit ‘a sham’

Ombudsman calls Binay’s P200 M suit ‘a sham’

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS   OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales didn’t mince words in asking the Makati Regional Trial Court to..

August 22, 2015
DENR, the Church  and the nickel ore stockpile in Manicani

DENR, the Church and the nickel ore stockpile in Manicani

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS      HAS the government relinquished its duty of regulating the mining industry to the..

August 20, 2015
Has traffic jammed Mar Roxas’ brain?

Has traffic jammed Mar Roxas’ brain?

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS NO wonder there was no urgency for the Aquino government to find solution to the horrendous traffic that..

August 19, 2015
DMCI knows how to get its way

DMCI knows how to get its way

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS ANTIQUE Gov. Rhodora Cadiao’s worst fear has come true: it didn’t take long after the July 17..

August 15, 2015
Aquino allergic to SAF 44

Aquino allergic to SAF 44

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WITH President Aquino, what you see is what you get. He is not good at masking his lack of concern and sympathy for..

August 10, 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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