‘Di tinantanan! Acosta warns of 98 more cases vs. Garin over Dengvaxia deaths
Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta on Thursday (July) filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) more criminal complaints against former health secretary Janette Garin over her liability in the deaths of children who received the Dengvaxia vaccine.
With this, Acosta has vowed to file more complaints before DOJ concerning those who died after getting inoculated with the anti-dengue vaccine.
The PAO chief noted that her office has so far autopsied a total of 142 victims and, among which, 44 complaints have been filed before the DOJ including the six latest.
“We are still intending to file an additional 98 cases out of the 142,” Acosta said.
The latest complaints concern the deaths of children Angela Pulumbarit, Maricel Manriza, John Marky Ferrer, Charmel Flordeliz, Jonell Dacquel, and Kenchie Ocfemia.
In the complaints, Garin and her co-respondents are accused of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide, violating the Anti-Torture Act, and violating the Consumer Protection Act.