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: Can Duterte invoke territoriality on matters related to crimes specified in the Rome Statute?

​President Rodrigo Duterte cited the principle of…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: At least how many laws are violated in the PNP’s secret jail cell?

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald De…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: West Philippine Sea tensions and the Arroyo presidency

What do tensions in the West Philippine Sea have…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No tension in South China Sea during Arroyo administration?

Was there no tension over the South China Sea…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Does Saudi Arabia provide 80% of the Philippines’ oil?

During his business trip to the Middle East,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Abella’s statements vis-a-vis what the surveys say

VERA Files annotates what Abella says about the…