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.

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Poll fraud NOT YET proven in Marcos vs. Robredo protest

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of anti-graft bodies through the years

Different commissions under different…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Anti-graft body not in operation five months since Duterte’s urgent vow

“It’s been established but it hasn’t been…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Anti-graft body, hindi pa rin nabubuo limang buwan mula nang mangako si Duterte

Ang PACC ay wala pang operasyon, sinabi ni Palace…

Dungug Kinaray-a

Whenever I tell people that I’m from Antique, the…

2 sopranos in ‘A Night of Love’ with Arthur Espiritu

“A Night of Love,” the concert of operatic solos…