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: Panelo falsely claims Duterte has always been open to peace talks with Reds

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo wrongly…

Uneasy calm as Taal watch continues

It’s an uneasy calm around Taal volcano almost a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Mon Tulfo falsely claims Phivolcs failed to issue Taal eruption warning

Radio broadcaster Ramon Tulfo’s claim that the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bongbong Marcos falsely claims martial law horrors fabricated

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is…

​ Why the Sabio communication withdrawal is inconsequential

Other than giving Oplan Tokhang defenders some…

Taal roars after four decades of almost silence

Residents of Batangas were startled when the Taal,…