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Run, PNoy, Run

Run, PNoy, Run

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I have lost track counting the number of somersaults that President Aquino and his spokesmen have performed on the..

September 15, 2014
Rising use of children as cybercrime targets alarming—IT expert

Rising use of children as cybercrime targets alarming—IT expert

By JAKE SORIANO ISTANBUL, Turkey—Children have become the new targets of cybercriminal activities over the last five years, with the..

September 8, 2014
Justice Carpio: China’s 9-dashed line- grand theft of Global Commons

Justice Carpio: China’s 9-dashed line- grand theft of Global Commons

  By  ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS CHINA’s 9-dashed line map, which was recently expanded to 10 dashes, goes against the “concept of..

September 8, 2014
MIAA invites bid for ‘P1.2 million wristwatch’

MIAA invites bid for ‘P1.2 million wristwatch’

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THIS will either make you laugh or cry. Last Monday over dinner, lawyer Ven Canta shared with us something..

September 5, 2014
PH gov’t officials absent in global Internet Governance Forum

PH gov’t officials absent in global Internet Governance Forum

By JAKE SORIANO ISTANBUL, Turkey—The Philippine government is a no-show here at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the biggest global..

September 5, 2014
NAIA3 foiled bomb try: Comic relief or diversionary tactic?

NAIA3 foiled bomb try: Comic relief or diversionary tactic?

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS SO far, these are the facts about Monday’s incident at the NAIA3: At around 1:45 a.m. last Monday, operatives of..

September 3, 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TODAY’S fad is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis described in a..

August 27, 2014
Filipina human rights activist refused entry in India

Filipina human rights activist refused entry in India

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHAT’S wrong with working for a world where no one becomes a desaparecido? Apparently some people in India..

August 22, 2014
5 possible reasons why PNoy floated Chacha and term extension

5 possible reasons why PNoy floated Chacha and term extension

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FACED with overwhelming opposition to a Charter Change to allow President Aquino to extend his term beyond 2016,..

August 18, 2014
Listen to your mother

Listen to your mother

   BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS HAD former President Cory Aquino not died on Aug. 1, 2009, her son, Benigno Aquino III would not be in..

August 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.”
Publications
  • 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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