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SEC revokes Rappler registration, Dengvaxia refund, Sereno impeachment hearing | Evening wRap

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:37 PM

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Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sanofi agrees to refund P1.4B for unused Dengvaxia vials

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Dengue vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur hopes its decision to comply will allow it to 'work more openly and constructively with the DOH to address the negative tone' towards Dengvaxia

SANOFI REFUND. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the DOH on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Sidewalks and dengvaxia

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In the use of any technology, whether that be sidewalks or an anti-dengue vaccine, it is crucial to do a cost-benefit analysis

Calida on SC order, Duque demands Sanofi refund,Trump on Kim | Evening wRap

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:34 PM

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DOH demands P1.4-B refund from Sanofi over unused Dengvaxia vials

Jan 12, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine is ‘considered defective under Philippine civil laws’

DENGVAXIA FORUM. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III holds an open forum on the Dengvaxia vaccine at the Parang Elementary School in Marikina City on January 11, 2018. Photo from DOH

Duterte on government purge, Duque on Dengvaxia, Trump on Kim | Midday wRap

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

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Duque says most deaths in vaccine row 'consistent with' dengue

Jan 11, 2018 - 9:36 PM

(UPDATED) 'The findings of the forensic pathologists are consistent with severe dengue or dengue shock syndrome,' Health Secretary Francisco Duque says

DUQUE. Sec. Francisco Duque assumes the DOH post on November 6, 2017 from former secretary Paulyn Ubial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Rush to disaster: The untold story behind the Sanofi-Garin deal

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:37 AM

It would be important to probe the issue of corporate payoffs owing to the very questionable circumstances involved

DOH to ‘complement efforts’ of VACC in its Dengvaxia probe – Duque

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says DOH 'cannot and will never obstruct' the efforts of the VACC and the PAO, and promises to provide them with the necessary DOH documents

COMPLEMENTARY EFFORTS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III (middle) meets with VACC chairman Dante Jimenez (L) and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio (R) on January 9, 2018.

Duque denies Garin hired him as consultant

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta accuses DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde of having a conflict of interest in handling the Dengvaxia issue

A TALE OF 2 CHIEFS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and ex-health chief Janette Garin attend a Senate probe into the dengue vaccination program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

DOH won’t file cases over Dengvaxia issue, will focus on kids’ safety

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III leaves it up the DOJ, the NBI, and non-governmental groups to go after Aquino administration officials and Sanofi Pasteur

INFO CAMPAIGN. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III holds up a sample poster on Dengvaxia FAQs that will be put up in schools. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UP-PGH to review deaths of 14 kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

If deaths or disease come to children who have gotten the dengue vaccine since March 2016, the health department asks parents to report the cases to UP-PGH

HEALTH OFFICIALS. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde answer questions during a media forum on January 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dengvaxia sale suspended, Marina chief fired, Trump slams Bannon | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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FDA suspends Dengvaxia sale for a year, fines Sanofi P100,000

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) Sanofi is punished for failing to comply with post-marketing authorization requirements for its controversial dengue vaccine

RISKY VACCINE. A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the Department of Health on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[WATCH] 20 stories in 2017: War, impunity, and disinformation

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories

Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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DOH set to form independent panel for Dengvaxia review

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Department of Health will also submit documents to the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, December 27, for the probe into the dengue immunization program

Aquino, Garin, 7 others on immigration lookout over Dengvaxia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration

SC petition wants to require gov't to address dengue vaccine risks

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The petitioners – activists, mothers, and children – want the Supreme Court to compel the departments of health, education, and local government to provide information and free medicines, among others

PETITION. Gabriela Women's Party files a petition before the Supreme Court urging it to compel the government to address dangers of Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo from Gabriela

Aquino, Garin, Abad, Ochoa face raps over dengue vaccine

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The 23-page complaint also implicates private respondents from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur

What to do if your child received dengue vaccine

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM

According to the Department of Health, severe dengue can be prevented by early detection and check-up

IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH partners with UP-PGH to validate dengue vaccine deaths

Dec 21, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The expert panel is composed of pediatricians, pathologists, and other specialists with 'no financial or intellectual ties' to Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia

Aguirre orders PAO to assist families of Dengvaxia vaccine recipients

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Parents of two girls who died months after getting the dengue vaccine file affidavits before the Department of Justice

Parents of 11yr old Christine Mae De Guzman and father (in yellow) of 10yr old Anjielica Pestilos, children who allegedly died after receiving the school-based Dengvaxia immunisation program of the DOH, is accompanied by PAO chief Persida Acosta as they meet and inquire with DOJ secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III for possible cases they can file against the people involved before the DOJ in Manila on December 19, 2017.  Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Views of med societies weigh more than FEC, individual doctors – Garin

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched

BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin speaks during a Rappler Talk interview on December 16. Screenshot by Rappler

[OPINYON] Hinggil sa Dengvaxia

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

'Sinubok kong isuma ang impormasyon mula sa mga mapagkakatiwalaang eksperto at institusyon. Layunin ko pong maibsan ang pagkabahala at pag-aalala ng mga pamilya.'

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Like Aquino, Garin denies knowing Sanofi's spotty record

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin says she was surprised Sanofi Pasteur was found guilty of corruption, bribery, and false product claims

DEFENDING DENGVAXIA. Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin defends the dengue vaccination program she launched at the tail-end of her term. Screenshot by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Janette Garin on the Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Former Health Secretary Janette Garin maintains the Dengvaxia immunization program went through the legal process and was implemented in good faith

Sanofi's advisory on dengue vaccine 'miscommunicated'?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

At Senate, Aquino faces Dengvaxia controversy head-on

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Former president Benigno Aquino III says his administration implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program in good faith

OATH OF TRUTH. Ex-budget secretary Florencio Abad, ex-president Noynoy Aquino, and ex-executive secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr swear their oath to tell the truth at the Senate hearing on December 4. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino on Dengvaxia, Tax reform bill, Tropical Storm Urduja | Evening wRap

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Aquino hits Topacio over plunder claims in Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio can be sued for slander for making accusations without evidence

Conflict between Garin and FEC emerges in Dengvaxia probe

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Formulary Executive Council – a panel of top Filipino experts that identifies which medicines and drugs the government may use and procure – never recommended mass use of the dengue vaccine

EX-HEALTH CHIEF. Former health secretary Janette Garin attends the Senate hearing on the government's use of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. Photo by Angie de Silva

Aquino confirms Sanofi meetings but denies knowing questionable record

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:14 PM

'On the allegations or charges against Sanofi, both for the China meeting nor the Paris meeting was I informed of any of these,' says former president Benigno Aquino III on the bribery and false product claims charges against the company

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Did I get Dengvaxia? Dela Rosa asks PNP hospital chief

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa checks with the PNP General Hospital chief if he's among the 14,000 cops who got the controversial dengue vaccine

'ME FIRST'. PNP chief worries that he got the Dengvaxia vaccine outside the PNP General Hospital. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino defends rush in buying dengue vaccine

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'The choice was simple: we can implement at this point in time to afford the protection or wait at least a year minimum and expose our people to a risk that could be prevented because of this.'

PROBE. Former president Benigno Aquino III (L) attends the Senate hearing on the controversial P3.5-billion worth of dengue vaccine. Beside him is former executive secretary Paquito Ochoa. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Congress 'pressured' Ubial to continue dengue vaccination program

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'During the budget hearing, there was a lot of pressure in Congress to expand it to other parts of the country with higher [cases] of dengue,' says former Health secretary Paulyn Ubial

AT THE BLUE RIBBON PROBE. Former health secretary Paulyn Ubial at the Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, December 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on Dengvaxia

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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DOH to give ballers, health monitoring cards to kids who got Dengvaxia

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is part of the 'heightened surveillance' of children who got the dengue vaccine under the government's program

DENGUE VACCINE HEARING. Health Secretary Frencisco Duque III attends the Senate hearing on the dengue vaccine used by the government on December 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Bad science, wrong info' root of Dengvaxia problem – health experts

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:42 PM

'If the bad science or wrong information has been fed to [former president Aquino], how can you blame the president if the president was fed with bad science or wrong info?' says Dr Anthony Leachon

Aquino says no one advised him vs using Dengvaxia in PH

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'Bago nagdesisyon ang gobyerno sa Dengvaxia, habang nagdedesisyon, pagkatapos magdesisyon, at hanggang sa ngayon, walang nagparating sa akin ng pagtutol sa bakuna,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

FACING PROBE. Former President Benigno Aquino III attends the Senate probe on the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, December 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sanofi admits Dengvaxia doses imported into PH before contract

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:50 PM

A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte defends officials blamed for Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place

Martial law extension, 2018 budget, Duterte extends Dela Rosa as PNP Chief | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Aquino, Abad, Ochoa to face Senate probe into dengue vaccine

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:08 PM

'I hope that my appearing will promote a more sober discussion leading to the formulation of appropriate actions,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

PROBE. Former president Benigno Aquino III is set to attend the Senate investigation into the controversial dengue vaccine. File photo from Malacañang

Dengue vaccine: Ex-FDA chief defends circular removing post-marketing surveillance

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Kenneth Hartigan-Go defends a 2013 circular he issued that allowed for the dengue vaccine to get a certificate of product registration (CPR) even without the conduct of a post-marketing surveillance

FAST APPROVAL?A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sanofi exec denies meeting with Aquino a 'sales pitch'

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:35 PM

'We talked about the profile of safety and efficacy of the product after 20 years of [research and development],' says Sanofi Pasteur Asia-Pacific head Thomas Triomphe

COURTESY CALL. Ex-president Benigno Aquino III meets with executives of Dengvaxia vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur on December 1, 2015. Screenshot from RTVM

Sanofi insists 'no reason for public scare' after dengue vaccine advisory

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Sanofi Pasteur Asia Pacific head Thomas Triomphe tells a House committee there is no worldwide scare due to their latest advisory, and that Dengvaxia is safe and effective

IN THE HOT SEAT. Thomas Triomphe (right), head of Sanofi Pasteur-Asia Pacific, and Ta Wen Yu of Dengvaxia, testify at the House joint committee probe into the Dengvaxia deal at the House of Representatives, December 13, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler