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.

Duterte cannot choose not to be a statesman

At the birthday party of House Speaker Pantaleon…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: SEC revocation of Rappler’s registration explained

The SEC decision repeatedly mentions PDRs. What…

Professional board, accredited professional organization divided on guidance and counseling law

Thirteen years after the passage of RA 9258,…

Lack of registered guidance counselors forces schools to keep unlicensed ones, violate guidance and counseling law

Perez had performed the role of guidance counselor…

Tenor Otoniel Gonzaga, 75

Tenor Otoniel Gonzaga, the first and the last…

​Cagayan de Oro devotees ignore security threat for Black Nazarene Traslacion

Amid strong possibility of a terrorist attack…