December 31, 2017

#DengGate: PNoy, Garin, Abad, Padilla almost bankrupted PhilHealth

Let's start with a recap of bad news after bad news.

December 25, 2017

#DengGate: Garin’s P4.8-billion botched, overpriced Health Center Project

You thought P3.5-B was bad? Well, here's one for P4.8-B!

December 18, 2017

OFWS BEWARE: Atty. Bruce Rivera's Noah Foundation and its Overseas Remittance Scam

Monkey remittance business preys on unwitting OFWs? Ginamit si Inday? And since when did Atty. Bruce Rivera become the "chief legal advisor for the Duterte presidential family"?

December 7, 2017

#DengGate: A Dengvaxia victim's mother writes to Health Sec. Duque

One of my reader's sons was a recipient of Dengvaxia under the Department of Health (DoH)'s mass immunization program. A few days ago, the child started exhibiting some symptoms of severe dengue. Her son has no prior history of dengue. 

She emailed me, hoping that I can help her letter reach DoH Sec. Duque.

I decided to publish the letter here in my blog, with very minimal edits on punctuation and choice of prepositions. 

Her English is far from perfect, but she writes straight from a mother's heart.

Here we go.

December 6, 2017

#DengGate: Botched Tarlac Dengvaxia case hints DoH-led coverup

The Dengvaxia article that may finally pave the way for  my "liquidation". The Dengvaxia article that may finally pave the way for  my "liquidation". Here's one from a blogger who can't be bought.

December 5, 2017

#DengGate: Kid in ICU for dengue only 3 months after 3rd dose -- Tarlac Mom

Health Secretary Francisco Duque earlier said Dengvaxia provides a 30-month protective period before risk of severe dengue for recipients with no prior history of dengue kicks in. However, an interview with a mother from Tarlac suggests that such a "protective period" may not be entirely true.

(Featured Image: A photo of the said 12-year-old child while in a hospital ICU inlaid with a photo of a vial of the Dengvaxia)

Update: 04 Dec 2017, 730 AM: MS. Pangalangan said she just remembered that she was actually asked by the school to sign a consent form, although she maintains that nobody explained to her Dengxaxia's limitations and potential side effects.

December 3, 2017

#DengGate: Aquino’s Garin ignores WHO warnings, risks 700k Filipino kids’ lives

Here's the story of how Aquino-era Health Secretary Janette Garin chronically ignored expert opinion and launched what possibly is the biggest Public Health scandal in the country to date.