PAO: Charge Duque, Sanofi execs in Dengvaxia mess

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The Department of Justice has been asked to reconsider its ruling exonerating Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Sanofi officials from criminal charges in connection with the Dengvaxia fiasco.

In a motions for partial reconsideration, the Public Attorney’s Office urged government prosecutors who handled Dengvaxia cases to revisit their resolution.

PAO pointed out Duque should be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and violations of the Anti-Torture Act and Consumer Act.

DOJ urged to file Dengvaxia cases in one court

Apart from Duque, PAO also sought the indictment of former Department of Health officer in charge Hermenigildo Valle and Sanofi officials for the crime of homicide and violation of the anti-torture law.

While prosecutors recommend the dropping of charges against Duque and other individuals, they however found probable cause to charge in court former Health secretary Janette Garin and nine other Heath officials.

Indicted along Garin were Dr. Vicente Belizario Jr., Dr. Kenneth Hartigan Go, Dr. Gerardo Bayugo, Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, Dr. Irma Asuncion, Dr. Julius Lecciones, Dr. Maria Joyce Ducusin, Dr. Rosalinda Vianzon and Dr. Mario Baquilod.

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