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: Can Duterte extend his term as president?

Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha”…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says the CHR defends criminals

The CHR does not defend anyone, criminal or…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Obama curse at Duterte? Did Trump call Duterte ‘a hero of your country’?

Did Obama say Duterte was a son of a bitch? Did…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Peace or war?

Toward the end of his SONA, the president took…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte orders breach of bidding rules anew

In his 2nd SONA, Duterte told a Cabinet official…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte repeats wrong claim about Davao City’s economic growth

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his second state of…