Jun 9, 2021 @ 15:33

From whistleblower to accused: Makeup brand CEO cries foul for charges on vaccine for sale

Colourette Cosmetics founder and CEO Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera is in shock upon learning in the news that she has been sued for the vaccine for sale scheme when she was the one who blew the whistle on it.

The Philippine National Police amended its original press release announcing the filing of charges against two suspects to include Cabrera. She is reportedly being charged with estafa, violation of Section 21-H of Republic Act 11032 or the Anti-Red Tape Law of 2007, and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Barangay volunteer Melvin Gutierrez was allegedly the contact of seller Cyle Cedric Bonifacio for the vaccination slots worth up to P15,000.

Meanwhile, police said Cabrera was found to have offered between 50-100 vaccination slots under the MandaVax program. In May, it was her who publicly shared a text thread offering vaccines for a fee. She explained then that she wanted to find doses for her company workers.

“Wait. BAT AKO UNG NAGBENTA BIGLA? Ako nga yung binentahan at ako ang nagpost? Hold on,” she said on her Twitter page.

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