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DOJ directs PAO to provide legal aid to victims of Dengvaxia

/ 12:03 PM December 19, 2017

Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has authorized the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) to extend assistance to possible victims of Dengvaxia-related illnesses and deaths.

“The PAO through Chief Public Attorney Persida V. Rueda-Acosta is hereby authorized and directed to extend free legal assistance in civil, criminal and administrative cases to all possible victims of Dengvaxia-related injuries, illnesses and deaths,” Aguirre stated in a Department Order 792 made public on Tuesday.

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Aguirre met with Acosta, members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) as well as parents of two children who died months after reportedly receiving the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. /jpv

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