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.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema spews three false claims in Comelec withdrawal notice

Disqualified Duterte Youth party-list nominee and…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post on world’s biggest anti-SOGIE bill rally FALSE

The photo is not from an anti-SOGIE bill protest.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post on Diez wanting gay lingo as nat’l language NOT TRUE

The post is fake.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte shifts from ‘invoking’ to ‘ignoring’ the PCA ruling

Fresh from his five-day official visit to China,…

Visual mapping of disinformation in the web wins international hackathon

“Fake news is a global phenomenon, actually. It is…

International non-profit law group warns Sotto bill will kill free speech

The anti-fake news bill filed by Senate President…