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 Pangilinan law produce a generation of criminals?

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: DIGONGsyonaryo

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