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Public transport still not PWD-friendly – advocates

Public transport still not PWD-friendly – advocates

By JAKE SORIANO PWDs travel too. The head of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) reminded the country’s transportation..

April 24, 2015
A golden opportunity for the Supreme Court to right a wrong

A golden opportunity for the Supreme Court to right a wrong

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Supreme Court has been presented the golden opportunity to right a wrong that has spawned corruption and..

April 22, 2015
Justice Jardeleza against condonation doctrine when he was SolGen

Justice Jardeleza against condonation doctrine when he was SolGen

  By ELLEN  T. TORDESILLAS MAKATI Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. has invoked the “condonation doctrine” for the..

April 20, 2015
Del Rosario’s wishful thinking

Del Rosario’s wishful thinking

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario sounded very pleased that t the United States is preparing for an..

April 19, 2015
Mei Magsino

Mei Magsino

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS MEI Magsino once told a foreign reporter interviewing her on the challenges journalists who  take on the..

April 15, 2015
Maguindanao ‘bakwits’ vulnerable to trafficking

Maguindanao ‘bakwits’ vulnerable to trafficking

Text, photo and video by JAKE SORIANO A civil society leader and peace advocate warned of a rise in cases of human trafficking among..

April 10, 2015
Centerlaw: Documents belie De Lima’s claim of misinformation

Centerlaw: Documents belie De Lima’s claim of misinformation

  Statement of the Prof. Harry L. Roque Jr., chair of the Center for International Law (Centerlaw), an NGO dedicated to the promotion..

April 8, 2015
De Lima will not see what she doesn’t want to see

De Lima will not see what she doesn’t want to see

  BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS NOW that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ willingness to downgrade the country’s claim to Sabah to..

April 8, 2015
The Taiwan Fellowship and EU’s Peace Journalism Awards

The Taiwan Fellowship and EU’s Peace Journalism Awards

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THOSE who are interested to do advanced studies in Taiwan, here’s your chance: The Taipei Economic and..

April 6, 2015
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
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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
  • Democracy at Gunpoint: Election-Related Violence in the Philippines
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