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 SHEET: The harm that single-use plastics do to earth (and why it is banned in Quezon City)

Every year, the “average” Filipino uses 591 pieces…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: The Duterte chamber: Allies echo the president’s ‘kill’ mantra

The effect of President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Catholic nun’s call for ‘People Power’ TWISTED by online poll

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: Interpreting the president, until now…

When President Rodrigo Duterte speaks, his men…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Aquino MISLEADINGLY dragged into Manila Water-Maynilad issue

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte misinforms public on juvenile justice law

President Rodrigo Duterte misinforms the public…