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.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte exaggerates number of poor in PH

Where the president got his data was not clear.

Human rights an issue in new US funding support to the Philippines

The Philippines will receive U.S. funding…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Nueva Ecija governor DID NOT say Manila Bay rehab is 'alarming'

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story claiming 'famous Robredo supporter' behind Duterte death hoax LACKS PROOF

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Beat traffic with two-wheelers, motorcycle taxi riders say

An online community of motorcycle taxi riders and…

​Updates on Duterte’s health from Bong Go

Just when we thought he was looking better with…