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: Then and now: How these lawmakers stand on the death penalty

Have these lawmakers stuck to or changed their…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Has the drug war resulted in 7,000 to 8,000 deaths?

First, it was 7,000. Now, the disputed body count…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ICC can strip off Duterte’s immunity

President Rodrigo Duterte invoked presidential…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can Mighty Corp. just pay up and be off the hook?

​President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Unlike Chinese, Filipinos not adept at math because of language, says Duterte

Excellence in math has something to do with…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte cleared of involvement in the Davao Death Squad?

Shortly after self-confessed hitman Arturo…