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: Transport chief Tugade flip-flops, now says there’s no traffic crisis

From previously calling the traffic congestion in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bong Go falsely claims Duterte never promised to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, the former…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, doctors HAVE NOT announced cure for HIV, AIDS

The headlines are false.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: The ‘Philippine International Development Agency’ is a scam

A fake government office called “Philippine…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Anti-death penalty advocate Sen. Gordon uses repealed death penalty law to warn ‘ninja cops’

Sen. Richard Gordon warned “ninja cops” -- police…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Imee Marcos’ bill NOT YET law

This story is false. Don't believe it.