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: Can the president order COA to bypass gov't bidding rules?

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will provide…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Government officials and gambling in casinos

Are there laws that govern government officials…

A year under Duterte: Curses and insults

Many were hopeful when he promised there’d be “no…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did photojournalist Jes Aznar post live update of military operations in Marawi?

No. It was not live.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Sen. Villar never say she wanted a ban on unli rice?

Senator Cynthia Villar was quick to clear up her…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Martial law arrest orders and what they mean

More than 300 alleged members and supporters of…