Dengvaxia complainants want prosecutor to inhibit: Baka mabasura ang kaso!
Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon has been asked to inhibit himself from handling the pending Dengvaxia case before the Department of Justice (DOJ) as he is suspected to have pre-judged the complaints in favor of the respondents including former Health secretary Janette Garin.
“While complainants trust the DOJ, as an institution, possesses integrity, impartiality and diligence in the discharge of its adjudicative responsibilities, complainants are constrained, however, respectfully ask and humbly beg for DSP Fadullon’s voluntary inhibition, the same being the most prudent move under the circumstances,” read to motion to inhibit filed the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on behalf of the third batch of Dengvaxia complainants.
The complainants cited what happened to the first batch of cases now filed before various courts.
They said Fadullon approved amended charges filed before the Caloocan City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 83 so that the cases concerning the deaths of children Aejay Bautista and Jansyn Art Bataan are considered one count of one count of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide instead of two counts.
“It is our position that there as many crimes for Reckless Imprudence as the number of children,” said the complainants.
They pointed out that “Fadullon clearly followed Dr. Garin’s theory in her pleadings at the NPS (National Prosecution Service) Panel.”
Their complaints of the third batch of complainants are still pending before the DOJ.
The complaints concern the deaths of 13 persons who got inoculated with the vaccine, namely, Senior Police Officer 2 Vicente Arugay Jr. and children Crezel Ann Joy Viaros, Adeline Castroverde, Wiljen Alcontin, Eleazar Brigoli Jr., Trishanne Asona, EJ Christian Apa, Joanina Cortes, Gladimier Juevesano, Kianah Mae Racuya, Shiela Mae Guerra, Gillian Vasquez,and Kristel Jean Magtira.