Column by: Dr. Francisco Salcedo Cruz
What about the Sanofi Dengvaxia in the Philippines? The Philippine Dengvaxia tragedy, the worst national tragedy in Philippine public health, has claimed 1,000 child deaths and 30,000 severe child illnesses. It may even implicate certain past and present government officials in seven major criminal acts like plunder, malversation, obstruction of justice, falsification and destruction of public documents and serious violations of the 2014 Supreme Court ruling on PDAF/DAP, Anti-Graft Practices Law, Procurement Law and Election Code.
There appears to be a direct connection between the alleged conversion of P556M by Garin DOH in February 2016 and returning of the exact same amount to the National Treasury in January 2018 by Duque DOH disguised as returning savings on the first month of the fiscal year which is unprecedented, irrational and illegal. IT MAY INVOLVE ILLEGAL PARKING OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS (CASH).
Sanofi is NOT INFALLIBLE. Since 2007, Sanofi has lost in several court proceedings involving graft and bribery in numerous countries, in USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
At this point in time, it is no longer between DDS vs DILAWAN. The tentacles and clout of Sanofi and its cohorts have reached both the previous and present administrations, worse covering the three BRANCHES of government.
IT IS NOW BETWEEN TWO GIANT MULTINATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS namely French SANOFI VS Japanese TAKEDA, both anti-dengue vaccine manufacturers. Which is more efficacious, safer, better public health vaccine and more affordable?
LABANAN ANG MGA MAMAMATAY BATA.