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: Palace spox Roque says these Duterte quips should not be taken seriously

In recent weeks, Roque has found himself having to…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: PDEA tally of Bicol’s drug-affected barangays spikes in the same month Duterte called Naga a shabu ‘hotbed’

The number of drug-affected barangays in the Bicol…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post makes false, unsubstantiated claims vs. Trillanes

An online post distorting facts about key events…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte either made a false claim or admitted to election offense in Jerusalem

President Rodrigo Duterte either made a false…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post comparing Aquino and Duterte relief operations MISLEADS with outdated photos

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Posts on PH submarine acquisition plan MISLEAD with inaccurate photos

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.