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: Palace spox Roque misleads with anti-red tape law claim

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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte DID NOT top a recent TIME 100 ‘most influential’ poll

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Debunking Palace spox Roque’s false claims about the Ombudsman probe on Duterte’s wealth

Roque made several false claims about the…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: NO, the whole world is NOT talking about Duterte’s compassion for overseas Filipino workers

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte understates his salary again

President Rodrigo Duterte made a wrong claim about…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is Ninoy Aquino a national hero?

We checked. The NHCP supports the claim.