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Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

  By JAKE SORIANO “THE past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote the great William Faulkner, a Nobel laureate for literature...

March 3, 2015
Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in 2016 elections

Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in 2016 elections

  BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS DON’T expect the truth about the Jan. 25 Mamasapano tragedy to come from President Aquino. He had one whole..

February 25, 2015
Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

By VERA Files EARLY morning Sunday, the Bangcailans, a family of five, rushed to reach the Freedom Park in Davao City to join for the..

February 23, 2015
Sarah

Sarah

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE tragedy in Mamasapano, Maguindanao claimed the lives of 44 of the country’s elite policemen, 18 members of..

February 19, 2015
Senators asked the wrong question

Senators asked the wrong question

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS It was President Aquino who informed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed..

February 16, 2015
Values that tie PH and Iran

Values that tie PH and Iran

  By ELLENT. TORDESILLAS US-CENTRIC Filipinos may not be aware that the Philippines and Iran share a lot of common experiences- from..

February 13, 2015
SAF44 stirred public interest on BBL

SAF44 stirred public interest on BBL

                    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THERE was something amusing in the narration..

February 11, 2015
Justice Carpio explains Itu Aba issue in the PH suit vs China

Justice Carpio explains Itu Aba issue in the PH suit vs China

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS LAST year, Itu Aba (also known as Taiping or Ligaw), the biggest feature in the Spratly group of islands being..

February 9, 2015
Let him finish his term

Let him finish his term

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I hold President Aquino accountable for the death of 44 Special Action Force commandos but I don’t want him..

February 6, 2015
Celebrities show conscience and heart for the 44 SAF heroes

Celebrities show conscience and heart for the 44 SAF heroes

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WEARING black arm bands emblazoned with “44”, apl.de.ap of the international hip-hop group Black  Eyed Peas..

February 4, 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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  • 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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