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: Gina Lopez’s figures on family-initiated Ugong Rock don’t match official ones

In her bid to promote ecotourism as the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is it still necessary for the Philippines to claim Benham Rise?

On four occasions the past week, President Rodrigo…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can the Philippines sell its islands to China?

Can the Philippines sell its islands to China?

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How much does President Duterte earn monthly?

President Rodrigo Duterte made a fuss about the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Are atheists not bound by family laws?

Defending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Duterte’s oxygen concentrator

Photos of President Rodrigo Duterte showing a blue…