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: Bela Padilla is NOT dead

There are no news reports of Padilla being…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FAKE Puregold raffles bait netizens

The bogus giveaways claim to raffle off P10,000…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Ferdinand Marcos DID NOT leave ‘90%’ of his wealth to Filipinos

No evidence support the extravagant claim.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte's past statements belie Roque's claim that the president is 'neutral' on ABS-CBN issue

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque repeated the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral ‘disente vs bastos time’ photos MISLEAD; all taken under Duterte administration

All images were shot under the term of President…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pneumonic plague, not bubonic, can spread via droplets

Unless it has reached a person’s lungs, the…