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: Anti-graft body not in operation five months since Duterte’s urgent vow

“It’s been established but it hasn’t been…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte gets agriculture budget wrong; undersecretary agrees

The DA got the ninth largest share in the 2017 and…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte DID NOT release Revilla from jail

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: In his own words: Telling the truth, Duterte-style

The president has failed to follow his own advice,…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Revilla DID NOT do a tell-all on ex-President Aquino

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: And 2017’s False Claim of the Year is…

More than a third of the voters chose the…