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Ombudsman gives substance to public officials’ accountability

Ombudsman gives substance to public officials’ accountability

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHEN the Mamasapano tragedy, which claimed the lives of 67 people including 44 members of the Special Action..

July 3, 2015
Silenced victims: Injustice to the Deaf due to lack of interpreters

Silenced victims: Injustice to the Deaf due to lack of interpreters

By YVETTE B. MORALES ELEVEN years ago, Tina* was raped by two men on her way home from school in Rizal one night. As she struggled, nobody..

June 28, 2015
Grace’s advisers wary of Poe-Roxas scenario

Grace’s advisers wary of Poe-Roxas scenario

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IT’S not only Sen. Grace Poe who surged as shown in the results of Pulse Asia’s survey of the people’s pulse..

June 19, 2015
Will Aquino frustrate Roxas’ presidential dream again?

Will Aquino frustrate Roxas’ presidential dream again?

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE call of Liberal Party’s Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice for Sen. Grace Poe to be more transparent on the..

June 17, 2015
BEST: Binay-Jinggoy Estrada in 2016

BEST: Binay-Jinggoy Estrada in 2016

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS VICE President Jejomar Binay won’t be where he is now if he were not an astute political operator. His..

June 15, 2015
A wealth of stories from the Murillo-Velarde map

A wealth of stories from the Murillo-Velarde map

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS LOOKING at the almost 300- year-old Philippine map by Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde which businessman Mel..

June 11, 2015
The President should know when to show off his knowledge of war history

The President should know when to show off his knowledge of war history

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS               MUCH of the tension between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea..

June 5, 2015
Poe overtakes Binay in Magdalo survey of Lingayen-Lucena corridor

Poe overtakes Binay in Magdalo survey of Lingayen-Lucena corridor

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE latest survey conducted by the Magdalo Group among voters in vote-rich Lingayen-Lucena corridor has Sen...

June 2, 2015
Will Erap carry the torch for UNA if Binay withdraws?

Will Erap carry the torch for UNA if Binay withdraws?

                           By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THERE are those who believe that if Vice President Jejomar..

June 2, 2015
Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE pain of a tragedy is assuaged by the lessons learned from it. That is the case with the disaster that was how..

May 22, 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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