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: In his own words: Duterte sometimes poor, sometimes rich

President Rodrigo Duterte in some speeches says he…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: War in Marawi NOT YET over

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Timeline of false claims by PH gov’t on UN human rights report

The thread of disinformation dates back to May.

Aquino list shows many fake news sites bear Duterte’s name

The list includes 87 websites, 95 Facebook and 56…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What is malice in libel cases?

It comes in two forms: malice in law and malice in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Lawmaker wrongly insists data on child restraints lacking

There are more than enough studies that prove…