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: Panelo’s claim about the U.S. and ICC misleading

The U.S. signed the Rome Statute but did not…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says he’s barred from seeking public office after his term. Is that so?

President Rodrigo Duterte falsely claimed he is…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Impostor site posts FAKE NEWS claiming actor The Rock praised Duterte

Tweaking the domain name of a news outfit is a…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Marcos NOT vice president by March 19

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PHL’s notice of withdrawal from ICC is the latest in a string of inconsistent Palace responses to war on drugs probe

Palace spokesperson Roque earlier claimed he…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Duterte complains about his salary and lack of allowance; here's why he can't just be given his ‘ideal’ P1M pay

The Constitution prohibits any salary increase or…