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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
1-2-3 approach to a healthy Filipino nation

1-2-3 approach to a healthy Filipino nation

  By ITCHIE CRUZ-YAP THE people’s health is a nation’s wealth. The statistics on the state of health of Filipinos are something to be..

October 14, 2014
Let’s not forget Purisima

Let’s not forget Purisima

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHILE we are riveted to the splendor of Hacienda Binay’s Kew Gardens and air-conditioned piggery, let us..

October 13, 2014
Ona: PH can’t be complacent about Ebola

Ona: PH can’t be complacent about Ebola

  By DIANA G. MENDOZA EASIER international travel increases the threat of Ebola reaching the Philippines, public health experts warned in..

October 12, 2014
Binay can kiss his 2016 presidential bid goodbye

Binay can kiss his 2016 presidential bid goodbye

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS VICE President Jejomar Binay’s 350-hectare luxury estate is so stunning, stupefying and appalling he can kiss..

October 10, 2014
Is anyone surprised that NAIA1 is worst airport in the world?

Is anyone surprised that NAIA1 is worst airport in the world?

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IS anyone surprised that Ninoy Aquino International Airport is once again the topnotcher in the list of..

October 8, 2014
When stupidity resulted in something good

When stupidity resulted in something good

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE incident involving car model Alyzza Agustin and Police Chief Superintendent Alexander Ignacio is one..

October 7, 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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