Jojo Robles and former President Benigno Aquino III administration, photo compiled from Google
Veteran journalist Jojo Robles in his Facebook page brought up the silence of the Liberal Party regarding the issue on Dengvaxia, the anti-Dengue vaccine distributed by orders of President Benigno Aquino III only to turn out to be detrimental.

The vaccine cost the government 3.5 billion pesos, and was administered to 830,000 school children under the leadership of former health Secretary Janette Garin in 2016 despite warnings that the drug is not fully tested.



It was only in December of 2017 that the drug's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur admitted that the drug causes more severe symptoms of Dengue for those who never contracted it before they were immunized.

While the scandal has been the subject of headlines, the Liberal Party and President Aquino have yet to speak.

"Ang hirap siguro ano? Yun bang di kayo makagalaw o makapagsalita man lamang kasi alam ninyo lalo lang kayong lulubog sa kumunoy. Kasi yung diyos-diyosan ninyo, sobra palang sangkot sa kabalbalan na wala man lamang pakundangang ilalagay sa peligro ang daan-daan libong kabataan," Robles said.

He said that the LP is trying to cover up the issue by focusing on other matters.

"Lahat na lang, huwag lamang mabanggit ang pinakamalaking iskandalong nabunyag, na hindi naman kagagawan ng sinumang pwede ninyong paratangan na pinupulitika kayong mga dilawan. Kasi naman itong idolo ninyong may "something" e. Di na nga nag-iisip, gumagawa pa ng napakalaking aliwaswas na kahit kayo, di niyo maubos maisip na kaya niya palang gawin at (malamang) pagkakitaan."

He said he wanted to hear from Aquino himself.



" Anyare sa tuwid na daan? Di ba tayo ang boss niya? Di ba siya ang hari ng mga disente? Kaya tahimik kayo ngayon. At taimtim na nagdarasal na sana may mas malaki pang isyu na darating na tatabunan itong Dengvaxia na ito. Pero meron bang mas lalaki pa dito? Kaya ba ni Duterte na talunin si Noynoy sa paggawa ng katarantaduhan na makakalimutan na ang paglagay sa panganib ng ganun karaming kabataan? Wala na siguro," he said.

Robles added that the LP cannot find a way to pin this down on incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte.

"Kahit magmura pa si Duterte pagkatapos ng bawat kataga na namumutawi sa kanyang mabahong bibig. Pero aminin ninyo na kasi. Kahit anong mura ang gawin ni Digong, di niya magagawa ang ginawa ng lodi niyong hangal sa tulong nina Garin, Abad, atbp," he said.

"Kaya tahimik kayo. At sana, lagi na lang kayong ganyan," he added.

Former health Secretary Janette Garin has spoken to the media, and denied all allegations of corruption in the procurement of Dengvaxia.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department and the Department of Health are investigating on the matter. A Senate inquiry is also being conducted.

Source: Jojo A. Robles


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Journo to LP on Dengvaxia: Di kayo makagalaw o makapagsalita, kaya tahimik kayo Journo to LP on Dengvaxia: Di kayo makagalaw o makapagsalita, kaya tahimik kayo Reviewed by FN Correspondent on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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