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 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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​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, Robredo DID NOT ban guns in anti-drug police raids

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo distorts reason behind order to bar Robredo from Cabinet meetings in 2016

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo wrongly…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: OLD report on drug user ‘bishop’ recycled with FALSE headline

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can talbos ng kamote really ‘kill cancer’?

An online post claiming the extract from “talbos…