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 YEARENDER: ‘Cancer-killers’ and dengue ‘cures’: Dissecting viral health misinfo in PH

Information about cures for cancers, and dengue…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Celine Dion NOT dead

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, Drilon DID NOT oppose gov’t salary hike bill

This story is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: The Duterte Cabinet’s flip-flops and contradictions in 2019

The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat and the…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The harm that single-use plastics do to earth (and why it is banned in Quezon City)

Every year, the “average” Filipino uses 591 pieces…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: The Duterte chamber: Allies echo the president’s ‘kill’ mantra

The effect of President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong…