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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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte DID NOT sign any ‘no homework policy’

Using various online tools, VERA Files tracks FAKE…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The 1993 secret deal: what the Marcoses wanted in exchange for their ill-gotten wealth

Duterte wants a compromise deal with the Marcoses.…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DFA, PCOO spread fake news about outcome of PH human rights report at the UN

There was no “big victory” in Geneva, and no UN…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: These are the crimes Duterte has said he’d committed

If he were not president, Duterte could be…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: The number of pro-Duterte rallyists was NOT three times as that of anti-gov’t protesters; 3 Catholic schools did NOT threaten students who refused to join rallies; there is NO news site Aljazeera-tv.com

Using various online tools, VERA Files tracks FAKE…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Palimbang massacre and Marcos’ other transgressions against the Bangsamoro

President Duterte cites history when he talks…