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Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THIS Christmas, one of the most welcome gifts is a cellphone or a Tablet. Not only for adults but also for..

December 22, 2014
Heartbreaking

Heartbreaking

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE world is no stranger to heinous crimes but nothing is more abominable that the massacre of schoolchildren in..

December 19, 2014
More than 2,000 trafficked Filipinos trapped in Syria

More than 2,000 trafficked Filipinos trapped in Syria

By JAKE SORIANO A top foreign affairs official said some 2,000 overseas Filipino workers, all of them victims of human trafficking, remain..

December 18, 2014
Vietnam delivered when Philippines needed it most

Vietnam delivered when Philippines needed it most

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IT means a lot to the Philippines that Vietnam submitted a Position Paper to the Arbitral Tribunal of the..

December 15, 2014
Binay in a freefall

Binay in a freefall

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS OBVIOUSLY, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s early campaigning was not enough to offset the negative impact of the..

December 13, 2014
Rebutting China’s Claims

Rebutting China’s Claims

    By HARRY  L. ROQUE  TWO years after the Philippines initiated arbitration proceedings against China under the UN Convention..

December 10, 2014
China’s position paper shows wide gap with PH stand

China’s position paper shows wide gap with PH stand

    BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Position Paper of China on the case filed by the Philippines with the United Nations Arbitral..

December 10, 2014
PWD-inclusive ARMM polls sought

PWD-inclusive ARMM polls sought

By JAKE SORIANO COTABATO CITY- Lack of information dissemination, accessibility of polling centers, and security are some of the major..

December 7, 2014
Bangsamoro law to address human trafficking, PWD issues

Bangsamoro law to address human trafficking, PWD issues

By JAKE SORIANO HUMAN trafficking is a “big concern” in Mindanao, and will be firmly addressed by the proposed Bangsamoro in the south,..

December 3, 2014
EDCA minus Gazmin’s illusions

EDCA minus Gazmin’s illusions

BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS DEFENSE Secretary Voltaire Gazmin had no choice but to say what EDCA, the agreement he signed with the United..

December 3, 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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  • 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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