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 CHECK: Duterte statements belie Panelo’s claim that the president ‘does not want’ ABS-CBN to shut down

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s claim…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizens MISLEAD with old story on Duterte signing oil deal with Israeli firm

The agreement was signed in 2018.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizens resurface MISLEADING stories; fees for gov’t documents waived only for first-time job seekers

It's only for first time job seekers.

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: 3 things you need to know about the Senate voting process

Sen. Imee Marcos and Senate President Vicente…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts claiming 2019-nCoV only survives in ‘cold weather,’ salabat a cure NOT TRUE

This post is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Palace negates AFP chief, says PH ‘not open’ to new military agreements

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo…