By Argyll Geducos
Malacañang urged Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta to back up her claims that the DOH bribed kin of dengvaxia victims so they would back out from the dengvaxia case.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Acosta said that at least four families were paid P50,000 each so they would not pursue the case.
“May schedule po kaming apat this week, puro na-abort dahil binayaran diumano ng P50,000 ng mga ahente ng nasasakdal (We were supposed to conduct an autopsy on four other victims this week but that was aborted because they were supposedly paid P50,000 by agents of the accused),” she said.
“That’s a serious charge. She should substantiate it. We’ll leave it to her to file the appropriate charges if there is such a case,” he said.
The government is conducting an investigation into the deaths of several children who were administered with Dengvaxia.