By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Sunday denied accusation of former Health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin that politics was behind her indictment over the Dengvaxia-linked deaths.
On Friday, the Department of Justice found probable cause to charge Garin and several other health officials of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide in relation to the deaths of children who received Dengvaxia vaccine.
“Never naming nagkaroon ng halong politika. Kapag may dinemanda ka, di ba pag may probable cause, pwede nang idemanda. Walang politika diyan,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo told dzIQ.
Panelo added that the Palace does nor interfere in the administration of justice.
“That’s for the court to decide. Basta nasa Korte na, wala kami diyan. We will not interfere. Let the court do its work,” according to him.
This is the second time that Garin was indicted over over the controversial vaccination program.