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: Did Sen. Villar never say she wanted a ban on unli rice?

Senator Cynthia Villar was quick to clear up her…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Martial law arrest orders and what they mean

More than 300 alleged members and supporters of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says the name ‘South China Sea’ reflects China’s historical claim

Does China have a better claim because it is…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte changes tune on SC’s role in martial law

President Duterte changes tune on the Supreme…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How many presidents have declared martial law?

Is Duterte only the second president to declare…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Has Duterte never disrespected women?

Duterte has come under fire for his numerous rape…