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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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Use of ‘alleged’ not a defense against libel

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is wrong.

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Vilma Santos-Recto DID NOT vote to slash the CHR budget; Lagman DID NOT say he’d file an impeachment complaint against Duterte and Henry Sy’s daughter DID NOT trash Duterte’s critics.

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DFA press release distorts facts about Philippine human rights report

Only eight countries expressed qualified support…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DDB Chair Santiago repeats Duterte public bidding flub

Santiago repeated the same mistake about…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte gets Bangsamoro peace process wrong

Peace “talks” between the government and both the…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The Commission on Human Rights, explained

President Rodrigo Duterte, in a media interview…