PHL Vote 2022

This microsite features our fact-checks, explainers, commentaries, news and in-depth stories about the 2022 national and local elections.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte walks back on declaring Marcos Jr. a ‘capable’ successor

Two days after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio publicly confirmed her partnership with presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for…

Is Isko Plan B?

“If I will be their chosen one, thank you in advance.”

There is no ‘Solid South’ in Mindanao – political analysts, journalist

There is no such thing as a “solid South” vote as several presidential candidates in the 2022 elections have already established their base in…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Three things you need to know about drug testing

What are the types of drug tests and how long does cocaine stay in the body? What is the most accurate test to detect these illegal substances?

​ Human rights, indigenous women groups urge Robredo to reconsider ‘support’ for NTF-ELCAC anti-insurgency mandate

Presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo drew the ire of human rights groups Saturday for her statement that she is “all for the mandate…

Choose the local contenders wisely, too

Even in a small village, some candidates resort to underhanded tactics to get votes. It's good, however, that more people are coming out to expose the…