#SONA2021 VERA Files' live fact check

On July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), which lasted approximately two hours and 46 minutes.

For the fifth year in a row, VERA Files Fact Check monitored real-time the president’s claims about his administration’s achievements, with only 11 months before he steps down from office.

Here’s a roundup of our live fact checks.


(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)

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