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: Duterte not the only president to attack Inquirer, ABS-CBN

Former presidents Estrada and Aquino have also…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gov’t officials linked to website spreading news claiming Hontiveros called for Duterte ouster deny involvement

“With my job now, do you think I still have time…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Three things Duterte got wrong about Rappler

From being American-owned, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What is presumption of innocence?

The constitution states that in all criminal…

Filipino connection suspected in string of celebrity death hoaxes

What does Vic Sotto have in common with Mr. Bean…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says 2-3 cops killed daily in war on drugs

The president's numbers run counter to "Real…