#UNAssemblyFacts VERA Files’ live fact check

On Sept. 29, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. delivered the Philippines’ national statement at the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

VERA Files Fact Check monitored real-time the secretary’s pronouncements as part of a group of 31 fact-checkers from 17 countries that is working together to cover the 2019 UN General Assembly.

Here’s a roundup of our live fact checking.

(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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