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: Vice mayor Belmonte wrong in saying most road crashes in QC happen at night

Three out of five crashes in QC happen during…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa repeats faulty definition of EJKs

The SC in a 2007 ruling defined EJKs as “killings…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: There is NO recent COA report on pork barrel scam involving Pangilinan

These fake reports trended on social media this…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Cayetano rehashes debunked claims in Al Jazeera interview

In an interview with Al Jazeera, he made at least…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: 3 facts about depression

Depression is not just a creation of the mind --…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In his own words: Duterte sometimes poor, sometimes rich

President Rodrigo Duterte in some speeches says he…