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Ex- foreign secretary advice on PH-China relations: avoid harsh rhetoric

Ex- foreign secretary advice on PH-China relations: avoid harsh rhetoric

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS  ENRICHED by having dealt with issues at close range and without the restrictions of toeing the government..

October 31, 2014
Nationwide online voters’ registration for PWDs pushed

Nationwide online voters’ registration for PWDs pushed

By JAKE SORIANO LAST week’s launch of an online voters’ registration platform is a significant step towards assisting persons with..

October 30, 2014
VFA: Confusion over custody

VFA: Confusion over custody

By LAURO L. BAJA, JR THE killing of Jennifer Laude, a Filipino citizen, allegedly by American PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton, in the..

October 30, 2014
Only 2 out of 10 strongly agree that Aquino government isn’t corrupt- survey

Only 2 out of 10 strongly agree that Aquino government isn’t corrupt- survey

BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FILIPINOS do not ask much from the government, results of EON’s Philippines Trust Index survey this year showed...

October 29, 2014
No formal meeting but Aquino hopes for pull-aside talk with Xi Jinping in APEC

No formal meeting but Aquino hopes for pull-aside talk with Xi Jinping in APEC

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TWO embarrassing incidents were in the minds of officials of the Deparment of Foreign Affairs when they..

October 27, 2014
And why should Aquino go to the wake of Jennifer Laude? Who she?

And why should Aquino go to the wake of Jennifer Laude? Who she?

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TOTOO naman. Bakit nga naman inaasahan natin pumunta si Pangulong Aquino sa lamay ni Jennifer Laude? Sino ba si..

October 24, 2014
Aquino’s deafening silence on the killing of Jennifer Laude

Aquino’s deafening silence on the killing of Jennifer Laude

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE silence of President Aquino on the murder of a Filipino transgender by a member of the United States Marine..

October 20, 2014
NAIA1 no longer world’s worst, now ranked 4th-worst

NAIA1 no longer world’s worst, now ranked 4th-worst

  BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Teminal 1 (NAIA1) is no longer the worst airport in the world, according..

October 16, 2014
U.S. custody of Pemberton denigrates PH sovereignty

U.S. custody of Pemberton denigrates PH sovereignty

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE suspected killer of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton..

October 15, 2014
Use ‘she’ for Jennifer Laude

Use ‘she’ for Jennifer Laude

  By PATRICK KING PASCUAL REPORTING on the brutal murder of a 26-year-old transpinay (pinay transgender) Jennifer Laude by a United States..

October 15, 2014
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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
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