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: Were there really no movies about the martial law years?

The clandestine burial of the late dictator…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos’ sins not yet proven in court?

President Rodrigo Duterte said he won’t take his…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Does the Constitution say Marcos can be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

Senator Manny Pacquiao, asked to comment on the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Has Duterte kept his vow to stop cursing?

President Rodrigo Duterte has shocked and shamed…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Drug addiction not a medical problem?

President Rodrigo Duterte shuns the idea that drug…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is President Duterte a Foreign Service graduate?

In his state visit to China, President Rodrigo…