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: When did the anti-drugs campaign under Duterte officially begin?

It was only two months after he assumed the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte shifts policy on Abu Sayyaf yet again

Since winning as president, Rodrigo Duterte has…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte flip-flops on missing APEC dinner and photo shoot

After missing the U.S.-Asean meeting last…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte now wants to woo the EU?

Does President Rodrigo Duterte now want to be part…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Was Malacañang unaware of the Marcos burial?

President Rodrigo Duterte said he knew nothing…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte wants forgiveness after Marcos burial

Dictator Ferdinand Marcos had just been buried at…