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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Senate hearing consensus: No need for new law on fake news

‚ÄčThere are enough existing laws to address the…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Pimentel NOT putting Trillanes in jail

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos backtracks on PET, now says it's ‘unfair, unjust’

In 2016, Marcos himself defended the PET.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Andanar claims Duterte made five campaign promises and fulfilled four: wrong and wrong

Candidate Duterte made more than five campaign…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Census data refutes Panelo claim that 'overwhelming majority' of Pinoys are unschooled

The overwhelming majority have varying degrees of…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Sara Duterte did NOT call Rappler, Liberal Party 'idiots'

This fake report trended on social media this…