Fact Check

VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, a global alliance of fact-checkers committed to advance accountability journalism. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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Alternative facts: Is that so? A forum for the International Fact-checking Day

Join us at the UP College of Mass Communication…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Then and now: How these lawmakers stand on the death penalty

Have these lawmakers stuck to or changed their…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Has the drug war resulted in 7,000 to 8,000 deaths?

First, it was 7,000. Now, the disputed body count…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ICC can strip off Duterte’s immunity

President Rodrigo Duterte invoked presidential…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can Mighty Corp. just pay up and be off the hook?

​President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Unlike Chinese, Filipinos not adept at math because of language, says Duterte

Excellence in math has something to do with…