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.​

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.

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.”

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.

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post connecting LP to Halili killing MISLEADING

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​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Lawless violence grounds for martial law in draft charter

Aside from invasion and rebellion, the president…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bato Dela Rosa 'murder' at BuCor a HOAX

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald "Bato"…

​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Draft charter defines, bans political dynasties

Members of a family who maintain or are “capable…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Impeachment and the judiciary in the ‘Federal Republic of the Philippines’

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​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Enrile DID NOT 'slap' Sotto for proposing De Lima 'release'

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