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We understand

We understand

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS HE couldn’t even mention the incident that he was asking the public for understanding. In his..

March 28, 2015
What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris..

March 25, 2015
A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

Text and photo by JAKE SORIANO UPI, MAGUINDANAO — Free medicines and half a sack of rice have gone a long way in combatting deadly..

March 24, 2015
Not just any ‘special education’ for kids with disabilities

Not just any ‘special education’ for kids with disabilities

By JAKE SORIANO Nine-year-old Sebastian walked into the covered court with a medal in his hand. “Kagabi niya pa hawak iyan. Tapos sabi..

March 22, 2015
Mar forgot to tell PNoy about BOI request

Mar forgot to tell PNoy about BOI request

  Interior Secretary Mar Roxas forgot to tell President Aquino of the request Police Director Benjamin Magalong to interview him..

March 19, 2015
Poe to Aquino: Be a leader, tell the truth

Poe to Aquino: Be a leader, tell the truth

                                  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS READING President Aquino’s speech before the..

March 18, 2015
Studies on pork scam, human rights win journ research awards

Studies on pork scam, human rights win journ research awards

THREE outstanding journalism research papers undertaken by university students bagged this year’s top awards of the Philippine Journalism..

March 14, 2015
PWDs awaiting creation of disability office in Davao City

PWDs awaiting creation of disability office in Davao City

By JOHN FRANCES C. FUENTES DAVAO CITY—Wheelchair user Florencio Timkang lost his person with disabilities (PWD) card four years ago. The..

March 14, 2015
Special report on UP arboretum gets Hildegarde Award

Special report on UP arboretum gets Hildegarde Award

VERA Files’ special report about the fragile state of the University of the Philippines arboretum in Diliman, Quezon City, the lone urban..

March 8, 2015
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
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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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