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: Can the president order COA to bypass gov't bidding rules?

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will provide…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Government officials and gambling in casinos

Are there laws that govern government officials…

A year under Duterte: Curses and insults

Many were hopeful when he promised there’d be “no…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did photojournalist Jes Aznar post live update of military operations in Marawi?

No. It was not live.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Sen. Villar never say she wanted a ban on unli rice?

Senator Cynthia Villar was quick to clear up her…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Martial law arrest orders and what they mean

More than 300 alleged members and supporters of…