VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte, DOF differ on main driver of inflation

President Rodrigo Duterte blames the nine-year-high inflation rate on rising oil prices. Yet his finance department tells a different story. Watch this video.

(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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