Dengvaxia raps won’t stand in court -- Gordon

Richard Gordon

SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon belittled the homicide case the government filed against certain personalities in connection with the dengvaxia controversy. Gordon fears that the case will go nowhere and will just be dismissed since as of the moment there is no proof that the vaccine is the real cause of deaths among children.

He claimed that the homicide case will not stand in court and will be thrown out.

“Wala pa. Pag lumabas na ang scientific evidence pwede na, kaya ngayon homicide> Hindi mo naman ma-prove na namatay dahil sa dengue eh di dismiss ang kaso, tapos wala na mababaon na sa limot,” Gordon said.

Instead of a homicide case, Gordon insisted that the government should have filed cases of violations of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act, which he thinks is more appropriate since the Aquino administration prioritized giving a vaccine which has not yet been tested for its effectiveness and safety.

“Dapat ang finile ay antigraft. Nagpakita ka na pinaboran mo, napabilis ang pagkuha mo,” Gordon added.

Despite this, Gordon said that his committee has no plans to re-open the dengvaxia investigation after they have submitted their report to the Department of Justice and the Office of the Ombudsman.