#SONA2018 VERA FILES’ live fact check

On July 23, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), his shortest so far at 48 minutes.

For the second year in a row, VERA Files monitored real-time the president’s claims about his administration’s achievements.

Here’s a roundup of our live fact checking.

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)

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