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Lies and jokes of leaders have power to kill, Gutierrez warns

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Former Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez is putting the blame on reckless and dishonest government leaders for the recent deaths of kids from measles.

Gutierrez, currently Spokesman of Vice President Leni Robredo, said he was furious about the measles-related deaths that could have been prevented by the immunization program. 

“Because of false information spread by this government, 55 kids have died from a completely preventable disease. As a parent, this makes me furious,” he tweeted. 

“When will our ‘leaders’ realize that lies, ‘jokes,’ and petty rants, when delivered by an authority, have the power to kill?” he said.