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: Trump did NOT call Aquino, Trillanes sh*tholes

Telegraph is hosted on “telegraph-tv.com,” which…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Faced with abolition, Road Board says it’s now under the Office of the President; Malacañang denies the claim

“The Office of the President has not promulgated…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Advocate flubs poverty data during anti-poverty book launch

Bicol is not the country’s poorest region.…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: SEC revocation of Rappler’s registration explained

The SEC decision repeatedly mentions PDRs. What…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Poll fraud NOT YET proven in Marcos vs. Robredo protest

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of anti-graft bodies through the years

Different commissions under different…