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 SHEET: The Commission on Human Rights, explained

President Rodrigo Duterte, in a media interview…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Lascanas did NOT say he regrets trusting Trillanes, airstrike video NOT clear if Hapilon is dead

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte and Imelda tell contradicting stories about Marcos gold

The Marcos gold – ill-gotten after all?

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Interview clip confirms Acosta said there's a ‘pattern’ in spate of killings

PAO Chief Acosta inaccurately claimed she never…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In his own words: Duterte's drug war, so far

Candidate Duterte is different from President…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa understates war on drugs figures

Dela Rosa’s figures do not match the ostensibly…