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: PCOO Asec. Rafael-Banaag contradicts official gov’t data on drug war

Communications Assistant Secretary Maria…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Website recycles Filipino invention HOAX

This story is a hoax. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte falsely links Trillanes’ mother to Napoles’ Kevlar deal

Trillanes' mother's name never appeared in court…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Three things you must know about requesting SALNs from the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman has recently suspended…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sotto wrong in saying it’s ‘difficult’ to claim exclusivity in PH EEZ

The law establishes the country’s baselines, which…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Allowing China to fish in PH EEZ violates Constitution, local laws

Duterte’s proposition directly violates the…