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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THE year 2016 gave the Philippines a new…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: Duterte’s curses and insults

It's no longer shocking as it was months before…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president: He says, they say

For the Philippines, the second half of 2016 meant…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is Aguirre correct in saying CHR should file cases against erring policemen?

Is Aguirre correct in saying CHR should file cases…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte’s latest version on missing the APEC gala and photo op

This time, it’s supposed to be the “truth.”

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How long did Duterte serve as Davao City mayor?

HE’S the president who wants to be mayor.