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Disability sector dealt another blow as voting in malls cancelled

Disability sector dealt another blow as voting in malls cancelled

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WHEN polling places open on May 9, none of them would be in malls, as had been planned and hailed months before the..

May 5, 2016
Ex-Comelec official asks why no instructions yet to verify hash codes of voting machines

Ex-Comelec official asks why no instructions yet to verify hash codes of voting machines

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL FIVE days before Election Day, the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) still do not have instructions how to test..

May 4, 2016
Ex- Comelec official fears delay in proclamation of winners

Ex- Comelec official fears delay in proclamation of winners

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FIVE days before Election Day, former Comelec Commissioner  Gregorio Larrazabal, who supervised the first..

May 4, 2016
Reintegration: The forgotten side of migration in ASEAN

Reintegration: The forgotten side of migration in ASEAN

By TESS BACALLA MARILYN Sakiwat, 55, looked forward to coming home to the Philippines for good after years of working overseas, making up..

May 2, 2016
Duterte’s tactics show truth is not on his side in conflict with Trillanes

Duterte’s tactics show truth is not on his side in conflict with Trillanes

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IF you have to resort to lies in a conflict, it only indicates that you are not on the side of truth. It’s..

May 2, 2016
The evolution of Duterte’s BPI account

The evolution of Duterte’s BPI account

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS MARCH 14, 2016 – Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Alan Peter Cayetano signed a..

April 29, 2016
Twitter parody in the time of Philippine elections

Twitter parody in the time of Philippine elections

WITH social media’s wide array of possibilities, netizens have seized the opportunity to make fun of presidential and other candidates by..

April 28, 2016
Marcos is INC’s choice for VP, undecided yet for president

Marcos is INC’s choice for VP, undecided yet for president

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS A member of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo said the church leadership has called vice presidential candidate..

April 27, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte: From latecomer to frontrunner

Rodrigo Duterte: From latecomer to frontrunner

By JAKE SORIANO Rodrigo Duterte does not watch his mouth. A partial list of those he had publicly slighted so far: the pope, women, gays,..

April 26, 2016
Duterte violates law prohibiting ridicule of  PWDs

Duterte violates law prohibiting ridicule of PWDs

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FOR the information of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who laughed at Persons with Disabilities while..

April 26, 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
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