- The NBI released its recommendation to file charges against former President Noynoy Aquino for his alleged involvement in the Dengvaxia mess
- Former Health Secretary Janette Garin and former Budget Secretary Butch Abad were also included in the recommendation
- Aquino expressed his disappointment over the findings of the NBI
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) recommended the filing of technical malversation charges against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and 2 others – former Health Secretary Janette Garin, and former Budget Secretary Butch Abad.
KAMI learned that the basis for the NBI’s recommendation is the alleged involvement of the three individuals in the implementation of the Dengvaxia mass immunization program.
According to CNN Philippines, Aquino expressed his disappointment over the findings of the NBI since he is still not aware of the exact details of the accusations against him.
"Kailangang malaman mo ano ang inirereklamo sa iyo para masagot mo ang reklamo... Kaya nagulat ako noong lumabas sa media na meron nang findings. Parang hindi ko maintindihan. Fundamental kasi 'yung right of the accused to know the accusations and to face the accusers," Aquino told the media.
The NBI was tasked by the Justice Department to look into the Dengvaxia program, which is allegedly responsible for the deaths of some children who received the vaccine. There were 800,000 students who were given shots.
President Rodrigo Duterte also tasked a panel of experts to study and investigate the supposed harmful effects of the vaccine and if it indeed caused the deaths of the children.
In a previous report by KAMI, the President went to Malaysia to watch the fight between Senator Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse.
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