Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said a preliminary investigation will be conducted against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III over his involvement Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine issue.
The probe will be made over the allegations raised in the complaint filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI) and Dr. Francisco Cruz.
“It’s up to the complainants to prove their allegations,” the Secretary said.
“It’s their duty to support their cases and not depend on another’s submission,” he pointed out.
The complainants named as respondents in the complaint Aquino, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and former Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin.
They accused the respondents of graft, technical malversation and reckless imprudence resulting multiple homicide through criminal negligence.
Apart from thr three, the complainants named as respondents former and current officials of the DOH as well as executives and personnel of Dengvaxia manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur.