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: Zubiri a cheater? Trillanes a rebel and traitor?

Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Which court ruled on the West Philippine Sea dispute?

​In a recent briefing with his defense team,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte was already campaigning as early as 2015

​It could have been a slip, except the president…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Are condoms just for birth control?

Comedian-turned-senator Vicente Sotto III thinks…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Are addicts ‘eternally’ hooked on drugs?

President Rodrigo Duterte is now likening addicts…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Was Duterte referring to Najib, instead of Mahathir, as Malaysian PM?

President Rodrigo Duterte credited the arrest of…