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: Is the CHR a Constitutional Commission?

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and Sen.…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte skews war on drugs figures; Aquino gets it wrong too

Duterte's misleading claim exaggerates the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte 'jokes' about abolishing CHR, meddling with Ombudsman probes

Not the first time the president made a "joke"…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of the ASEAN and China Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

Timeline of key events dating back to 1992, when…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says he never ordered the police to kill anyone, backpedals less than a minute later

Duterte: "I never said, 'I will order the police…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte flip-flops on bullying communists

​During President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State…