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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Filipino connection suspected in string of celebrity death hoaxes

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says 2-3 cops killed daily in war on drugs

The president's numbers run counter to "Real…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Is the CHR a Constitutional Commission?

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and Sen.…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte skews war on drugs figures; Aquino gets it wrong too

Duterte's misleading claim exaggerates the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte 'jokes' about abolishing CHR, meddling with Ombudsman probes

Not the first time the president made a "joke"…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of the ASEAN and China Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

Timeline of key events dating back to 1992, when…