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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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Marcos NOT vice president by March 19

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PHL’s notice of withdrawal from ICC is the latest in a string of inconsistent Palace responses to war on drugs probe

Palace spokesperson Roque earlier claimed he…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Duterte complains about his salary and lack of allowance; here's why he can't just be given his ‘ideal’ P1M pay

The Constitution prohibits any salary increase or…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Palace spox Roque misleads with anti-red tape law claim

The expanded version has not yet been signed into…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte DID NOT top a recent TIME 100 ‘most influential’ poll

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Debunking Palace spox Roque’s false claims about the Ombudsman probe on Duterte’s wealth

Roque made several false claims about the…