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: Has Duterte never disrespected women?

Duterte has come under fire for his numerous rape…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Trump calls Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist attack’; was it?

Was the Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist…

​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Explaining martial law

What we need to know about martial law

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Was the definition of EJKs changed under the Duterte administration?

​(UPDATED) Recently appointed foreign affairs…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNA replaces its fake news that 95 states are convinced there are no EJKs in the country; no apology or reason given

Without explaining or apologizing, the state-run…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Callamard say shabu doesn’t lead to violence?

Did the UN Special Rapporteur say shabu doesn’t…