VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Andanar wrong on human rights

On July 23, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), his shortest so far at 48 minutes.

For the second year in a row, VERA Files monitored real-time the president’s claims about his administration’s achievements.

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.)