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: Gov’t video on CPP- NPA riddled with disinformation

A video introducing the government’s task force to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: 20,000, not 200,000: Cayetano exaggerates illegal drug users numbers

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano bloated the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bong Go’s claim that Duterte reduced number of drug lords in PH baseless

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go’s claim that…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Earthquake-resilient structures, explained

The series of strong earthquakes that caused…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Four things you should know about coal plants

President Rodrigo Duterte has called coal plants…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte DID NOT issue ‘first warning’ to Robredo

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