After an American novelist drew ire by calling Manila the "gates of hell," a popular Brazilian author pacified Filipinos anger by telling them they knew the way to heaven.
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By Jonathan De Santos, VERA Files A non-government organization (NGO) has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to keep its hands off the issue of the controversial Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), and help make U.S. military personnel … Continue reading →
By Norman Sison, VERA Files It was not your usual errand. Several days ago, the head of the security force tasked with protecting President Aquino, toured a small three-storey plant in a Manila suburb that manufactures M4 assault rifles, the … Continue reading →
By Pablo A. Tariman,VERA Files Battered by typhoons, ruled by two generations of politicians and largely influenced by the Church which has lured many a young islander to take up priesthood for many decades, Catanduanes – the 12th largest island … Continue reading →
By Elizabeth Lolarga, VERA Files Photos courtesy of Aze Ong She is not that traditional craftswoman doing crochet while on a rocking chair with the television set on. She does not follow a pattern from a catalogue. Free-spirited Aze Ong … Continue reading →
By Pablo A. Tariman, VERA Files Chamber music enthusiasts will have another special treat when Singapore-based Filipino pianist Albert Tiu teams up with Belgian clarinetist Marcel Luxen Saturday, June 1 at the Ayala Museum courtesy of the MCO Foundation. A … Continue reading →