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.

Traffic mess breeds ‘habal-habal’ rides

When ride-hailing platforms fail to match…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza misleads in saying Trump to copy Duterte’s drug war

Former broadcast journalist Jay Sonza, who has…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gov’t video on CPP- NPA riddled with disinformation

A video introducing the government’s task force to…

The Sculptures of Agnes Arellano: An Odyssey into Our Innermost Selves

A walk through the exhibit assails one's senses:…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: 20,000, not 200,000: Cayetano exaggerates illegal drug users numbers

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano bloated the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bong Go’s claim that Duterte reduced number of drug lords in PH baseless

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go’s claim that…