Friday, December 8, 2017

On Dengvaxia: Asia's political consultant reveals the transaction document for the vaccine procurement


On Thursday, December 7, the well-known and highly-respected political consultant in Asia, Malou Tiquia, exposed a document that entails the information in purchasing the controversial Sanofi-made dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.
On Dengvaxia purchase: Asia's political consultant reveals a document revealing budget used to procure the vaccine
Screengrab from Malou Tiquia's Facebook post

In a Facebook post, Tiquia said 'Purchase Order at 3 Billion. Take note of the delivery periods of the 3 batches and that deliveries shall have at least one (1) year expiration period'.

She mentioned that the mode of procurement was 'Public Bidding' where she added '(the fastest on record? not even an emergency purchase!)'.

Further questioning the suspicious transaction made by the previous Aquino administration, the latter asked 'Where are the stocks? Its been a week since Sanofi made public their findings (29 November 2017). Where is the database of Filipino kids given the vaccines?'.

Check full statement below:

Purchase Order at 3 Billion. Take note of the delivery periods of the 3 batches and that deliveries shall have at least one (1) year expiration period. Mode of Procurement is Public Bidding (the fastest on record? not even an emergency purchase!). The paper trail is there. Where are the stocks? Its been a week since Sanofi made public their findings (29 November 2017). Where is the database of Filipino kids given the vaccines?
Malou Tiquia | Photo from Google

Meanwhile, veteran journalist, Bobi Tiglao, threw tons of question regarding the said vaccine.

'Can somebody explain to me why it was the Philppine Childrens Medical Center which purchased the P3 billion defective Sanofi Dengvaxia vaccines from Zuellig?', he started adding 'The center's 2016 annual report doesn't even mention this. (It receives P900 million in government subsidy annually) The purchase order was signed by Dr. Lecciones, its executive director then and now'.

Curious, he also asked, 'Did Zuellig get a commission for this, which was unnecessary since it was Aquino himself who was negotiating with Sanofi?'.

Agog whether or not this is indeed a legal government transaction, the prominent columnist questioned, 'Was this a stupid (or clever) attempt to conceal the purchase as the health department wasn't authorized in its 2016 budget to buy such quantity of vaccine drugs? With the PCMC buying it, there will be no record in DoH of the purchase. (And therefore DoH or Abad won't be liable for violating the budget laws?)'.
Bobi Tiglao | Photo from Google

See full statement below:

Can somebody explain to me why it was the Philppine Childrens Medical Center which purchased the P3 billion defective Sanofi Dengvaxia vaccines from Zuellig? The center's 2016 annual report doesn't even mention this. (It receives P900 million in government subsidy annually) The purchase order was signed by Dr. Lecciones, its executive director then and now. (Did Zuellig get a commission for this, which was unnecessary since it was Aquino himself who was negotiating with Sanofi?)

Was this a stupid (or clever) attempt to conceal the purchase as the health department wasn't authorized in its 2016 budget to buy such quantity of vaccine drugs? With the PCMC buying it, there will be no record in DoH of the purchase. (And therefore DoH or Abad won't be liable for violating the budget laws?)

Here is the PO, courtesy of Malou Tiquia:
Photo from Malou Tiquia

Sources: Malou Tiquia Bobi Tiglao

Read 'Nagkamali po ako' : Ex-DOH Sec. Janette Garin finally speaks up anent Dengvaxia controversy

Read Things you need to know about Dengvaxia: The Sanofi vaccine administered to 733,713 Filipino pupils

Read Abot-kaya lang pala! | Dengvaxia, ibinibenta sa India sa napakamurang halaga?

Read What went wrong? New York University alumnus explains Aquino and Garin's Dengvaxia scandal

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