Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta on Wednesday (Nov. 25) filed another batch of complaints against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and former health secretary and current Iloilo Representative Janette Garin face more complaints over their alleged liability in the deaths of schoolchildren who received shots of the experimental Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine.
“Hindi natin pwede isangtabi ang sakit na mawalan sila ng anak,” stressed Acosta who filed the complaints on behalf of the families of the victims.
She noted that 99 complaints were filed concerning the deaths of 98 children and the suffering experienced by a boy survivor.
However, Acosta said Duque and Garin are not named in all complaints and only in those where the victims received shots during their respective leaderships.
In the complaints, Duque and Garin are accused of In the complaints, the families accused the respondents of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide; torture of children and torture resulting the deaths; violation of the Consumer Act of the Philippines; and for violating the Philippine Pharmacy Act.
Acosta said the complaints filed on Wednesday is already the sixth batch.
“For resolution na yung tatlo, yung dalawa na-file na,” the PAO chief noted.