The Department of Justice (DoJ) has declared the fourth batch of dengvaxia case filed by Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) as submitted for resolution.
The fourth batch of raps includes 13 cases together with Mark Joseph Estandarte, an 11-year old survivor.
The panel of prosecutors chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Toefel Austria declared the said case as submitted for resolution since all pleadings were already submitted.
Some of the respondents were officials from Department of Health (DoH) such as Dr. Herminigildo Valle and Zuellig Pharma executive Imran Babar Chugtai who failed to attend the preliminary investigation.
The respondents are facing reckless imprudence resulting in homicide charges under Article 365 of Revised Penal Code; torture resulting in the death of a person and torture committed against children under RA 7394 or Consumer Act of the Philippines, more particularly the mislabelling of drugs and devices, liability for defective products and liability for product and service imperfection.
Victims were identified as Aldrid Aberia, Micaella Mainit, Eira Mae Galoso, Riceza Salgo, Leiden Alcabasa, Jonnel Dacquel, Kenchie Ocfemia, Angelica Pulumbarit, John Marky Ferrer, Maricel Manriza, Charmel Flordeliz and Annaliza Silverio.