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Au pair abuse continues despite stricter guidelines

Au pair abuse continues despite stricter guidelines

By VERLIE Q. RETULIN It was Aug. 2, 2014 when Ron, 27, arrived in Norway. Her host family welcomed her warmly at the airport and then took..

July 30, 2015
U.S. to PH: Punish gov’t officials involved in trafficking

U.S. to PH: Punish gov’t officials involved in trafficking

By JAKE SORIANO CITING reports that some public officials are “complicit in trafficking or allow traffickers to operate with impunity,”..

July 29, 2015
R.S.V.P. China 


R.S.V.P. China 


By VERA Files CHINA has invited President Benigno Aquino III to a celebration commemorating the 70th year since the end of the Second World..

July 29, 2015
The Aquino timelines

The Aquino timelines

By VERA Files THE past five years of the Aquino Administration flew by quickly. In the blur of events that Filipinos are now looking back..

July 27, 2015
Deaf advocates push for more inclusive education system

Deaf advocates push for more inclusive education system

Text and video by GRAZIELLE CHUA and VERLIE RETULIN AS a Deaf student, Ana Kristina Arce had to transfer from one school to another, trying..

July 25, 2015
The assurance that Poe gave Aquino

The assurance that Poe gave Aquino

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS “THE President and I talked for about five hours. I could sense the very difficult position PNoy is in right now...

July 23, 2015
‘Military activities in EEZs of other countries, legal’: Commander,U.S. Pacific Fleet

‘Military activities in EEZs of other countries, legal’: Commander,U.S. Pacific Fleet

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS The commander of United States Pacific Fleet said it is the stand of the United States that international law..

July 21, 2015
Comelec urged to step up efforts for voters with hearing disabilities

Comelec urged to step up efforts for voters with hearing disabilities

By VERA Files WHILE the registration in malls is becoming popular among persons with disabilities (PWDs), some of them find the poll..

July 20, 2015
Antidote to inane and offensive TV shows : Don’t watch

Antidote to inane and offensive TV shows : Don’t watch

              By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS A number of parents and single adult friends who happened to watch some episodes of..

July 15, 2015
China’s Xi Jinping may boycott Manila APEC meet

China’s Xi Jinping may boycott Manila APEC meet

  By ELLEN TORDESILLAS CHINA’S President Xi Jinping may boycott the 2015 Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)..

July 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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  • 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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