Edmonton

Aquino, Abad, Garin must be held liable for Dengvaxia mess : Gordon

Aquino, Abad, Garin must be held liable for Dengvaxia mess : Gordon By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Senator Richard Gordon said Wednesday that former president Benigno Aquino III, former health secretary Janette Garin, and former budget secretary Florencio Abad should be charged over the botched PHP3.5-billion Dengvaxia vaccine program. “Aquino, Garin, … Continue reading

Philippines

Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase

Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Congress should have been informed about “huge” transactions made by government, such as the purchase of dengue vaccines worth PHP3.5 billion, before it pushed through, a senator said Friday. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito made this remark a day … Continue reading

Philippines

Ubial claims solon ‘pressured’ her to expand Dengvaxia coverage

Ubial claims solon ‘pressured’ her to expand Dengvaxia coverage By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on Thursday claimed that a congressman “pressured” her to expand the government’s dengue vaccine program despite her opposition to it. Ubial, during the Senate Blue Ribbon probe into the controversial Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, said … Continue reading

Philippines

Public urged to intensify efforts vs. mosquitoes

Public urged to intensify efforts vs. mosquitoes By Leilani Junio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday called on the public to intensify their efforts to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Japanese Encephalitis (JE), especially during the rainy season. In a statement, the department noted that … Continue reading