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Courts order consolidation of Dengvaxia cases

SIX Regional Trial Court (RTC) branches have ordered the consolidation of 11 cases against Sanofi Pasteur Inc. filed by families of children whose deaths were linked to the company’s Dengvaxia vaccine.

QC court denies appeal of pharmaceutical firms, other defendants in Dengvaxia...

A LOCAL court denied the appeals of Dengvaxia vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. and distributor Zuellig Pharma Corp., along with other defendants, to junk the civil case for damages against them in connection with the death of a child allegedly due to Dengvaxia inoculation.

PAO files 3 new Dengvaxia-related complaints

THE PUBLIC Attorney’s Office (PAO) filed before the Department of Justice (DoJ) three new complaints in connection with deaths of children allegedly due to the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Families of 8 fatalities seek transfer of Dengvaxia case to family...

THE families of eight children who died allegedly due to Dengvaxia vaccination have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow the consolidation and transfer of their separate cases to a “family court” in Quezon City.

Garin, others indicted over Dengvaxia mess

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted former health secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin and 19 others for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide over eight complaints in relation to deaths allegedly linked to the Dengvaxia vaccination.

House Dengvaxia probe finds Aquino, others liable

A JOINT House panel on Wednesday recommended charges against former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and other officials in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy.

Garin, others charged anew over Dengvaxia

A COMPLAINT in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy has been filed anew against former health secretary Janette L. Garin and others over the “untimely” death of alleged Dengvaxia-vaccine victim Kendrick G. Gotoc.

PCMC execs to submit counter-affidavits today on Dengvaxia case

PHILIPPINE Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) former deputy executive director Raymundo W. Lo and PCMC official Sonia B. Gonzales are expected to submit their counter-affidavits on Friday, Dec. 28, in connection with their involvement in the purchase of the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Dengvaxia complainants seek to include 2 doctors among accused

THE FAMILIES of eight alleged victims of the Dengvaxia vaccine have asked the Department of Justice to include among the accused Doctor Raymundo W. Lo, deputy executive director for Professional Services at Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and another doctor for facilitating the purchase of the vaccine.

PAO chief: Duterte recommended upgrade to murder in Dengvaxia charges

PUBLIC Attorneys’ Office (PAO) Chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta said it was President Rodrigo R. Duterte who recommended to upgrade to murder the complaints in connection with deaths attributed to the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.

PAO mulls upgrading Dengvaxia cases to murder

THE PUBLIC Attorney’s Office (PAO) is considering upgrading its Dengvaxia-related complaints from reckless imprudence resulting in homicide to murder, PAO Chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta said on Monday.

10 more Dengvaxia complaints filed

THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Tuesday filed 10 additional cases before the Department of Justice (DoJ) in connection with the deaths allegedly linked to the Dengvaxia inoculation program.

2 new Dengvaxia complaints filed vs. Garin, others

FORMER Health Secretary Janette L. Garin and others were charged with another two complaints in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy.

Palace to identify panel to look into Dengvaxia cases

THE Office of the President (OP) is expected to release a list of names of experts who will be conducting a probe on the Dengvaxia controversy, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said at a briefing in Malacañang on Thursday.

Fund for Dengvaxia vaccines OK’d

THE SENATE on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the bill providing the P1.16-billion supplemental budget as medical assistance for Dengvaxia-vaccinated children.

PAO files three new cases over Dengvaxia

The Public Attorney's Office has filed anew before the Department of Justice three cases relating to alleged deaths due to Dengvaxia vaccination. PAO Chief Persida...

Garin, others indicted anew over Dengvaxia

A NEW case was filed before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against the companies behind Dengvaxia and former and incumbent officials of the Department of Health (DoH), in connection with the death of 11-year-old John Paul R. Rafael in 2016 soon after his inoculation with the vaccine that year.

DoJ chief vows due process for Aquino, others in Dengvaxia cases

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday said former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and two of his former officials will have the chance to “controvert” the graft charges filed against them by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at the Office of the Ombudsman last Monday, July 16.

Senator urges DoH Dengvaxia fund

SENATOR Richard J. Gordon on Monday urged the Department of Health (DoH) to allocate a special fund using its current budget to provide medical assistance to Dengvaxia-vaccinated children since the supplemental budget for the program has stalled in the Senate.

Senate stalls approval of Dengvaxia budget

The P1.16 billion supplemental budget for the medical assistance of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children stalled in the Senate after it was not taken up on its...

Senate aims to pass Dengvaxia fund bill before session ends

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Senator Loren B. Legarda on Monday, May 28, said the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading the P1.16...

Supplemental budget for medical aid to Dengvaxia patients up for approval...

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Monday, May 28, said the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading the P1.16 billion supplemental budget...

Senate finance committee to tackle Dengvaxia-related bills

THE SENATE committee on finance will hold on Monday a public hearing to discuss bills proposing to fund the medical needs of children who...

New charges vs Aquino, Duque over Dengvaxia

By Charmaine A. Tadalan LAWYER FERDINAND S. Topacio on Thursday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman plunder and malversation complaints against former president Benigno...

Senate panel files report on Dengvaxia

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE SENATE blue-ribbon committee filed on Monday its committee report on the investigation into the Dengvaxia controversy as majority of its...

Senate to tackle BBL, charter change, Dengvaxia report

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE Senate is expected to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, charter change, and the draft committee report on the Dengvaxia...

Sanofi affirms ‘public health value’ of Dengvaxia following WHO meeting

SANOFI Pasteur on Friday issued a statement that sought to explain further its position on its Dengvaxia vaccine, following a meeting by the World...

Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippines Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) submitted to the Department of Justice (DoJ) on...

PAO files charges vs DoH chief over Dengvaxia

PUBLIC ATTORNEY’S Office (PAO) chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta on Thursday included Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III in the charges she had earlier filed...

Senate health panel chief: Only Abad, Garin ‘primarily liable’ in Dengvaxia...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR Joseph Victor G. Ejercito on Thursday said only former health secretary Janette P. Loreto Garin and former budget secretary Florencio...

Report tags Aquino, others in Dengvaxia ‘tragedy’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo A DRAFT Senate report on the Dengvaxia controversy tagged former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III, former health secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin,...

Budget department wants to use Dengvaxia refund for medical assistance to...

THE BUDGET DEPARTMENT will ask the House committee on appropriations to file a supplemental budget that would allow the use of the refunds from...

Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

Aquino questions credibility of Dengvaxia forensic examiner

FORMER President Benigno S.C. Aquino on Monday, Feb. 26, slammed an "unqualified" forensic expert during the House inquiry into the Dengvaxia controversy where he...

Gov’t to hire foreign experts to examine bodies of Dengvaxia victims

THE government will hire foreign experts to examine the bodies of children who allegedly died due to Dengavaxia, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said. Presidential Spokesperson...

Sanofi: No refund for used dengue vaccine

FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL giant Sanofi on Monday told the Philippines it would not refund the cost of used doses of a dengue vaccine after the...

Dengvaxia probe resumes amid new allegations

AMID RECENT developments, the House committees on health and on good government and public accountability continues its probe today, Feb. 5, on the controversial...

Aquino, Abad, Garin charged for election spending on Dengvaxia

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and former Department of Health (DoH) consultant Francis Cruz on Friday, Feb....

Improved anti-dengue vaccine seen from mess

CHICAGO -- New dengue vaccines being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. and US government scientists are poised to provide a safer alternative to...

Sanofi to compensate for ‘death, any other case’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL firm Sanofi Pasteur on Monday committed to providing compensation for “death or any other case” among patients who were...

DoH chief: Sanofi refunds P1.161B in Dengvaxia program

EMBATTLED vaccines firm Sanofi Pasteur has refunded the Philippine government P1.161 billion in connection with the Dengvaxia immunization program, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque...

Sanofi to reimburse PHL for unused dengue vaccine

FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL giant Sanofi is to reimburse the Philippine government for leftover doses of an anti-dengue vaccine whose use was suspended due to health...

Aquino, others charged over Dengvaxia

GABRIELA Women’s Party filed on Friday, Dec. 22, a complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and...

Ex-TESDA chief Syjuco files ‘plunder, mass murder’ complaint vs Aquino, Garin...

AUGUSTO SYJUCO, former head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and former lawmaker, filed on Friday complaints of plunder and mass murder...

House grills Sanofi; Aquino to face Senate

A PARTY-LIST congressman, in the House of Representatives’ first inquiry into the Dengvaxia controversy, has demanded an apology from Sanofi Pasteur, not for injecting...