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: Video makes MISLEADING claims about Raffy Tulfo, Sara Duterte candidacies in 2022

The radio and TV personality has made no announcement he would vie for public office. Neither has the presidential daughter said she was running in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Graphic of Lacson supporting Bam Aquino’s Senate run NOT new; it’s from 2019

The graphic and Lacson's endorsement was made to look recent and timed for the 2022 national polls.

Sara Duterte plays ‘jele jele bago quiere’

The title of this column is borrowed from Jose Rizal’s masterpiece, Noli Me Tangere, which historian Ambeth Ocampo best explained in his 2016 opinion…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sara Duterte DID NOT announce candidacy for 2022 polls

The Davao city mayor has made no such announcement.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte DID NOT order removal of Smartmatic

A cursory Google search revealed Duterte made no such order this month.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizens resurface FAKE Vico Sotto quote on electing a leader

The Pasig City mayor said no such thing. It’s an altered quote card.