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 SHEET: Code Red Alert on COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) raised a Code Red…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Site revives OLD Duterte speech, FALSELY claims he cursed at Kiko Pangilinan

Nowhere in the video did Duterte swear at…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Locsin changes tune on aid from UNHRC resolution signatories

From initially saying the Philippines "[did] not…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza, RJ Nieto help propagate wrong claim that Drilon snoozed in CNN PH interview

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza and blogger RJ Nieto,…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What you need to know about the Senate's anti-terrorism bill

The Senate, on Feb. 26, passed on third and final…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Andanar twists UN SecGen Guterres’ human rights call

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar misled the…