ARMM Watch

Our special coverage of the 2013 polls in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, where contending political clans have been notorious for warlike tactics, fraud and election violence. VERA Files has partnered with MindaNews and iWatch.

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PHOTOS: Marawi City, 30 days of misery

Photojournalist Luis Liwanag captures Marawi City today, on the 30th day of the crisis.​

BBL without IP rights ‘genocide,’ says advocate in counter-SONA event

Leaders of various indigenous peoples (IP) groups say the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) violates their rights and will lead to their “disintegration.”

Beyond Mamasapano: Tough road still ahead for Bangsamoro peace

Mamasapano underscored the need for a lasting solution to conflict in the deadliest of areas in the country, but it also altered the course of that possible solution.

Election violence in Basilan unstopped

ISABELA, Basilan – This province recorded the most cases of election violence in the region on polling day, the Philippine National Police-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM) said.

Polls held in 87 Lanao Sur villages; election officers remain ‘missing’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–Elections in 87 barangays in Lanao del Sur continued today, but the problem of disappearing election officers and municipal treasurers persisted prompting the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the voting until Wednesday.

Teaching Philippine literature with aplomb

Experienced teachers teaching newbie and just as…

When Leaders meet

The occasion has always been fun especially if one…

​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Giyera ng PH laban sa human trafficking

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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Matt Damon DID NOT say Duterte’s the ‘last man standing’ in drug war

While the story was posted under “Humor and…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: PH’s war against human trafficking

Three facts about the country’s war against modern…

​‘Realistically constructive’ statement on the South China Sea

As if nothing happened. No construction, no land…