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: Viral Robredo quote on Recto Bank allision FAKE

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The evolving statements on the Recto Bank allision: a visual timeline

In this timeline, VERA Files compiled the…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The LGBTQ in the eyes of President Rodrigo Duterte

For Pride Month, VERA Files presents a timeline of…

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…