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: Angara’s claim that Filipinos ‘feel safer’ contradicts recent poll

Latest survey results by an independent pollster…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bato did not get the highest number of votes in Metro Manila as he claims

De la Rosa placed sixth in Metro Manila.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo DID NOT say Filipino fishermen were hallucinating about boat sinking

No official records show Panelo ever made such a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Website MISLEADS on Comelec response to Duterte order

This story is misleading.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte grossly overestimates daily drug deaths in the US, wrongly attributes quote to Obama

Obama never said “we (the U.S.) will prosecute you…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, actor Eddie Garcia is NOT dead

This story is false. Don't believe it.