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.

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Story on priests planning a signature campaign against Duterte UNPROVEN

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Hilbay warns of the danger of Duterte’s ConCom

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FAKE story about Hontiveros filing bill raising senior age to 65 REVIVED

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​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Joma Sison DID NOT say he wants Duterte replaced by Robredo

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report on Recto calling Duterte a 'crazy dog' OLD and FALSE

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​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Anti-Duterte blogger posts inaccurate claim on ‘Build, Build, Build’ project

Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB) wrongly claimed a flood…