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 says ‘Yellows’ and ‘Reds’ should merge; that doesn’t make sense

Recent and distant history do not bear out the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Vice mayor Belmonte wrong in saying most road crashes in QC happen at night

Three out of five crashes in QC happen during…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa repeats faulty definition of EJKs

The SC in a 2007 ruling defined EJKs as “killings…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: There is NO recent COA report on pork barrel scam involving Pangilinan

These fake reports trended on social media this…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Cayetano rehashes debunked claims in Al Jazeera interview

In an interview with Al Jazeera, he made at least…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: 3 facts about depression

Depression is not just a creation of the mind --…