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: Is President Duterte a Foreign Service graduate?

In his state visit to China, President Rodrigo…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Imee fund Duterte’s campaign?

President Rodrigo Duterte believes he was destined…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can Duterte stamp out corruption?

First, it was the enormity of the drug menace that…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PH-US: Break up or cool off?

President Rodrigo Duterte has said numerous times…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Filipinos become poorer under Aquino?

Poverty worsened during President Benigno Aquino’s…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is the DILG vetting the narco-lists?

Careful not to include wrong names on his…