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: PNP Chief Dela Rosa understates war on drugs figures

Dela Rosa’s figures do not match the ostensibly…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Duterte sign a new law that criminalizes fake news?

Philippine Star wrongly reported there's a new law…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte not the only president to attack Inquirer, ABS-CBN

Former presidents Estrada and Aquino have also…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gov’t officials linked to website spreading news claiming Hontiveros called for Duterte ouster deny involvement

“With my job now, do you think I still have time…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Three things Duterte got wrong about Rappler

From being American-owned, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What is presumption of innocence?

The constitution states that in all criminal…