Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday branded “a step in the right direction” the move of the Department of Justice to use the Senate Blue Ribbon committee report on the Dengvaxia controversy as evidence in its probe.
If it uses it as a basis for whatever complaints that have been filed against previous and present officials, Duque said that Senate report is rich, exhaustive and extensive.
The Senate Blue Ribbon committee, chaired by Senator Richard Gordon ruled that former President Noynoy Aquino, former Health secretary Janette Garin and former Budget secretary Florencio Abad are “primary conspirators” and must be held criminally liable for “all the tragedy, damage, and possible deaths” resulting from the Dengvaxia mass vaccination program.
Gordon said the three and other government officials should be investigated and prosecuted for graft and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
He even described Aquino as insensitive and has no concern for the Filipino children and their parents.