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 DID NOT open PGH for Wuhan COVID-19 patients

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming China to kill ‘20k’ COVID-19 patients FAKE

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marikina DOES NOT have ‘2 nCoV patients’

It's a trick link.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story on DOH monitoring people who came in contact with Cebu child ‘with nCoV’ MISLEADING

It lifted content from CNN Philippines and changed…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duque’s statement that ‘moist throat’ can prevent COVID-19 contradicts WHO advisory

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inaccurately…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: SolGen’s claim that ABS-CBN ‘violated’ foreign ownership restriction needs context

The assertion of the Office of the Solicitor…