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FRANCISCO S. TATAD THE DENGUE SCANDAL

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THE government decision to use Dengvaxia, the French-made anti-dengue vaccine, on Filipino grade-four schoolchildren without adequate precautionary measures, has become a scandal of monumental proportions after its manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur recently revealed that it could cause severe, even fatal, infection on those who have not been infected before vaccination. Some 830,000…

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Poor Filipinos are so used to bad leadership that, a few years after the fact, there is only a vague recollection of the trespasses committed by a particularly bad leadership. Take the case of Mr. Aquino. The extremism of Mr. Duterte has the effect of dulling the brain, addled by…

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“Nagkamali po ako”: Former Health Secretary Janette Garin admits 2015 dengue vaccine talks with Sanofi in Paris. Garin had previously confirmed setting foot in Paris in May 2015 but DENIED she ever dined with Sanofi officials to discuss the Dengvaxia vaccine. She only met with the French health minister, she…

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WHEN the President declared that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was a terrorist organization, it was for all intents and purposes a declaration of all-out war. It is a symbolic act born by exasperation with a recalcitrant armed rebellion that has been given the…

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THE secret is out. The House of Representative has a wealth of lawyers and public policy specialists within its membership. In stark contrast, the Senate is starved of legal acumen and experience. This is the principal insight that I have stumbled on from watching patiently the long-running House…

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CHURCH and State just got less separated. Starting Sunday, the presidents of the Republic of the Philippines and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines both hailed from Davao. A family friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles took over as CBCP president from Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop…

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