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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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Lascanas did NOT say he regrets trusting Trillanes, airstrike video NOT clear if Hapilon is dead

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte and Imelda tell contradicting stories about Marcos gold

The Marcos gold – ill-gotten after all?

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Interview clip confirms Acosta said there's a ‘pattern’ in spate of killings

PAO Chief Acosta inaccurately claimed she never…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In his own words: Duterte's drug war, so far

Candidate Duterte is different from President…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa understates war on drugs figures

Dela Rosa’s figures do not match the ostensibly…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Duterte sign a new law that criminalizes fake news?

Philippine Star wrongly reported there's a new law…