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.

Sandiganbayan conviction of Imelda debunks Marcoses’ fake news

It’s doubtful that the fabulous Imelda Marcos…

Atis thankful but apprehensive over land award in Boracay

Two weeks after it reopened a cleaner Boracay to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report about Bush praising killings in Duterte's drug war based on a FALSE claim by Duterte

A report by website last Nov. 6…

VERA Files FACT CHECK: Website claiming Duterte one of '10 greatest current presidents' MISLEADS

A story published Nov. 3 by website…

Armada tells journalists: Devote time to understand reality on the ground

Visiting Spanish veteran journalist Alfonso Armada…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte mali sa pagsabing walang patayan sa Davao City

Mali ang pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na…