Dengvaxia figure appointed as PAO exec

Dengvaxia figure appointed as PAO exec

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 10:20 AM April 03, 2024

The Public Attorney's Office (PAO) has reminded the police of the agency's mandate to provide legal assistance to indigent persons be it in criminal, civil, administrative and other quasi-judicial cases after the Surigao Police orders the profiling of one of its lawyers who is representing a suspected member of the communist movement.

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed Dengvaxia controversy proponent Erwin Erfe as the deputy chief public attorney at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

In 2018, Erfe performed for the PAO autopsies on children who allegedly died after being inoculated with the Dengvaxia vaccine.


READ: Palace, DOH say Erwin Erfe is no pathology expert


READ: Filipino doctors urge PAO to stop spreading ‘fake news’ on Dengvaxia

While the Department of Health confirmed that the vaccine did not cause any deaths, PAO Chief Persida Acosta, often criticized for her role in spreading fake news on Dengvaxia, lauded the decision in an X post on Tuesday.

“President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos, Jr. appointed Atty. Dr. Erwin P. Erfe as the  new ‘Deputy Chief Public Attorney’ of the Public Attorney’s Office,” said Acosta.

The Palace confirmed the appointment in a message to reporters.

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