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: Was Duterte’s chest pain checkup ‘just a story’?

The Press Secretary is the liaison between the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Zubiri a cheater? Trillanes a rebel and traitor?

Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Which court ruled on the West Philippine Sea dispute?

​In a recent briefing with his defense team,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte was already campaigning as early as 2015

​It could have been a slip, except the president…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Are condoms just for birth control?

Comedian-turned-senator Vicente Sotto III thinks…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Are addicts ‘eternally’ hooked on drugs?

President Rodrigo Duterte is now likening addicts…