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: Did Callamard say shabu doesn’t lead to violence?

Did the UN Special Rapporteur say shabu doesn’t…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Plaza Moriones in Intramuros

What is Plaza Moriones and why do we need to talk…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Cayetano tells UN Duterte admin has ‘zero tolerance’ for police abuse

Does the Duterte admin have ‘zero tolerance’ for…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can Duterte invoke territoriality on matters related to crimes specified in the Rome Statute?

​President Rodrigo Duterte cited the principle of…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: At least how many laws are violated in the PNP’s secret jail cell?

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald De…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: West Philippine Sea tensions and the Arroyo presidency

What do tensions in the West Philippine Sea have…