Former local chief executive and veteran lawmaker, Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon exposed the timelines and facts of the controversial P3.5 billion dengue vaccines according to the report gathered by the Philippine Senate from December 6, 2016 up to December 11, 2017.
Sen. Gordon, the chairman of the powerful Senate Blue Ribbon Committee revealed during the Dengvaxia hearing on Monday, December 11, 2017 the timelines on how the controversial vaccines arrived in the Philippines.
Based upon the records of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on their reported timeline, the former President Benigno S. Aquino III met with Jean-Luc Lowinski, Senior Vice President in Asian Region of Sanofi at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on November 9, 2014.
Seven months after the meeting between Pres. PNoy and Sanofi official, on June 9, 2015 former Department of Health Secretary Janette Garin negotiated with Sanofi to reduce cost of the vaccines.
On October 29, 2015, Sanofi Pasteur submitted to the Pharmaceutical Division the application to include dengue vaccine in the Philippine National Formulary (PNF) pending the Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) issuance of FDA as the vaccine is prioritized by the current administration.
Pres. PNoy together with DOH Secretary Garin went to Paris on December 1, 2015 for the UN Conference on Climate Change and received Sanofi Pasteur officials at the Hotel Scribe, Paris.
Nine days after the meeting between PNoy, Garin and Sanofi, on December 10, 2015, Sec. Garin submitted a proposal to DBM for Health Facilities Enhancement Program Funding and Procurement of 3 million doses of dengue vaccine.
Here’s the Timelines & Facts of the Dengvaxia Vaccines:
Source: Sen. Dick Gordon‘s FB Page