Forgotten details from an old story

By Luz Rimban, VERA Files THE photograph is 30 years old, but it provides startling details to an old, almost forgotten story. Taken by a Japanese photographer, the picture came out in the Sept. 5, 1983 issue of Time Magazine. It showed the apparent lifeless body of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. whose murder […]

September 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: History  4 Comments

Ninoy assassination a closed book for Aquino sisters

by Booma Cruz VERA Files Twenty-seven years after the murder of opposition leader and former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., his daughters say the search for the brains behind his assassination is over, and that the Aquino family has already achieved justice. Ma. Elena “Ballsy” Cruz and Aurora “Pinky” Abellada, elder sisters of President Benigno […]

August 20, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Cory Aquino, Vera Files  11 Comments

Verafiles’ trustee is 2010 Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellow for Journalism

Veteran journalist, journalism educator and VERA Files trustee Yvonne Chua was named 2010 Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowship Awardee for journalism. In a simple ceremony held Monday, Chua was cited for the “depth and breadth of her work” as journalist. Flora May M.Cerna, head of the Department of Research and Project Development at the Transparency […]

August 10, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Media, Vera Files  3 Comments

Between legend and truth

by J.B. Baylon Malaya This holiday season has allowed me to do something I like doing a lot – and which costs very little. I refer to my habit of going to a bookstore, and staying there for an hour or two, sometimes even three – while I browse the many books available, taking my […]

December 27, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, History  45 Comments

Anak talaga ni Ninoy at Cory

Hindi pa sinasabi ni Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. ang kanyang desisyon kung siya ay tatakbo sa pagka-presidente na siyang panawagan ng iilang mga kolumnista at sinasabing eksperto sa pulitika. Ngunit sa himig ng kanyang pananalita, parang natatanto ko na sa ngayon, mas nahihiling siya kung saan siya ngayon: sa Senado. Guest si Noynoy sa […]

August 26, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, elections2010  55 Comments

Ninoy, Cory, Evelio

Update: Former Antique Governor Enrique Zaldivar passed away Friday. His remains lie in state at the Philippine Independence Church Cathedral on Taft Avenue (in front of PGH). Update: Please see reflections of Precious L. Javier, widow of Evelio Javier, under comments. When I passed by the statue of Evelio Javier in front of the provincial […]

August 21, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, Governance  73 Comments