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.

Too many laws, too many crashes: Years-old road safety legislation remains unimplemented

Conflicting pieces of legislation, a lack of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming Imelda Marcos world's richest female billionaire UNTRUE

No, Imelda Marcos is not the richest woman in the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post about Grace Poe's 'million dollar' US home FALSE and OUTDATED

An old, erroneous report by website…

Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer is all of 547 words.…

After cleanup, Atis in Boracay hope to reclaim land

BORACAY ISLAND - Upon entering the unlocked gate…

A disturbing statement by the AFP chief

There is something very wrong about the statement…