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: Did photojournalist Jes Aznar post live update of military operations in Marawi?

No. It was not live.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Sen. Villar never say she wanted a ban on unli rice?

Senator Cynthia Villar was quick to clear up her…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Martial law arrest orders and what they mean

More than 300 alleged members and supporters of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says the name ‘South China Sea’ reflects China’s historical claim

Does China have a better claim because it is…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte changes tune on SC’s role in martial law

President Duterte changes tune on the Supreme…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How many presidents have declared martial law?

Is Duterte only the second president to declare…