Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Leni Robredo To Forfeit 2O18 OVP Budget To Purchase Dengue Protective Gear For Poor Children

D2364EB5-3DCE-4DBB-B9A8-CA65542EF808QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Amid the explosive Dengue vaccine controversy, Leni Robredo is proving to be serious about protecting the health and lives of poor children, especially those who are now at risk for adverse consequences as a result of having been vaccinated with Dengvaxia.

Earlier, the Vice President called for a thorough investigation of the matter and to go after those responsible for this fiasco.

Today, Robredo announced that she will be forfeiting the almost half a billion 2018 budget approved for the Office of the Vice President.

Instead, Robredo said she had instructed her staff to use the money to procure Dengue protective gear similar to those used by bee culturists.

’The best way to protect our kids from Dengue infection is to prevent them from being bitten by mosquitoes,” Robredo said, “and what better way to do this than to distrubute free protective clothing.”

The free protective gears will come in two colors, white and yellow.

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NOT SATIRE: An Open Letter To Jover Laurio, a.k.a. Pinoy Ako Blog

D93F4391-3E67-4D19-AED5-2ED607582BECDear Pinoy Ako Blog,

Why am I not surprised that you have come to the defense of PNoy and then Health Secretary Garin regarding the explosive issue of the unsafe Dengue vaccine?

In your post, you said:

“Yung sinasabi na ginawang “guinea pig” ni Pnoy ang mga bata, exaggeration po yun. Una, hindi naman si Pnoy ang may ari ng Sanofi, kasi sila po ang nagtetest ng gamot di ba? When it was released sa market, our government then believe(d) in good faith na ok siya.”

Tatagalugin ko na, para maintindihan mo:

Totoo, Sanofi ang may ari ng vaccine, pero hindi puwedeng i-market ang drogang ito na walang pahintulot ng gobyerno — gobyerno ni PNoy.

Kagaya rin ng bigas yan PAB: Hindi ka puwedeng magbenta ng bigas kung wala kang lisensiya mula sa NFA (National Food Authority). Kagaya rin ng restaurant yan: Hindi ka puwedeng magbukas ng restaurant kung wala kang lisensiya and kung hindi ka papasa sa mga health and safety standards ng gobyerno.

“Good Faith” kamo?

Aba, eh kung puro good faith na lang ang paraan ng pamamalakad ng gobyerno, malalason na lahat tayong mga Pilipino!

Ang vaccine at (legal) na droga ay hindi parang inihaw na pusit na binebenta sa mga kanto kanto.

Ito ay may malaking impact sa kalusugan at BUHAY ng mga mabibigyan nito.

Sa ibang bansa, aabutin ng hangang labin-lima or higit pa na taon bago ang isang droga ay maaprobahan ng gobyerno. At ito ay matapos lamang ng maiging pagsusuri sa iba’t-ibang phases ng clinical trials.

Good faith ba kamo na aprobahan ni PNoy ang Dengue vaccine kahit wala pang
rekomendasyon ng World Health Organization?

Ang tunay na good faith ay ang pagtiwala ng mga magulang ng mga batang nabigyan ng Dengue vaccine. Nagtiwala sila sa gobyerno ni PNoy na ang vaccine ay makakabuti sa kanilang mga anak. Yon pala, tinurukan ang mga bata ng maaaring ikamatay nila.

Huwag na muna nating pag-usapan ang bilyun-bilyong piso na sangkot sa vaccine na ito. Ibang istorya din yan.

Hindi ko alam kung may anak ka or mga batang pamangkin, PAB, pero masasabi mo ba sa mga magulang at kamag-anak ng mga batang naturukan ng Dengue vaccine na “Buhay pa naman sila, di ba?”

Sincerely,

Rene Astudillo, Politikal Pinoy

Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino Finally Breaks His Silence On The Dengue Vaccine Mess

A15A376D-73BC-48E5-A85B-28BC6C4499CBMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It could be the one issue that will define the true legacy of the NoyNoy Aquino administration: his approval to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Filipino school children against the mosquito-borne Dengue infection.

The Filipino people have been waiting for Aquino to say something about what could be the worst scandal in Philippine political history, one that has put children at risk for  a potentially deadly infection.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Aquino while he was sunbathing at the porch of his Times Street residence in Quezon City, and we asked him for his comment on this huge scandal.

His answer:  It’s the fault of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).

Which makes perfect sense.  Everything that has gone wrong under Aquino’s presidency can be traced to GMA, as far as NoyNoy is concerned.