Fact Check

VERA Files Fact Check tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. It also fights misinformation and disinformation spread on the internet. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). VERA Files is also part of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking program.

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming no media reports on Duterte's Benguet visit NOT TRUE

Website philnews.xyz published Sept. 24 a story…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Reshared post claiming Hontiveros dared Duterte to send all LP members to jail FALSE

An old false report claiming that Sen. Risa…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming Sotto 'feeling burdened' by Trillanes' stay at Senate MISLEADS with inaccurate headline

A story published Sept. 11 by website The Daily…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Palace spox Roque says these Duterte quips should not be taken seriously

In recent weeks, Roque has found himself having to…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: PDEA tally of Bicol’s drug-affected barangays spikes in the same month Duterte called Naga a shabu ‘hotbed’

The number of drug-affected barangays in the Bicol…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post makes false, unsubstantiated claims vs. Trillanes

An online post distorting facts about key events…