Former Pres. Aquino Unaware of Sanofi's Bribery Allegations "Hindi Ko Yan Alam" (Video)


Former President Benigno Aquino III admitted during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Dengvaxia Vaccine that he’s not aware with the controversies surrounding Sanofi Pasteur, the company which made the Dengvaxia vaccine that bought by his administration for P3.5 billion under the supervision of the DOH.


During the said Senate Hearing, Sen. Richard Gordon cited some controversies faced by the French company. Some of the investigations includes reports that million of dolalrs of fines were needed to be paid by Sanofi to the American government, while two of their employees were also arrested for bribery in Germany.

Sanofi Pasteur was also accused of allegedly paying doctors in different countries in order to promote their medicine.

When Sen. Dick Gordon asked Noynoy Aquino if the former President was aware with these controversies about Sanofi, he just answered 'NO.'



Sen. Gordon also asked Aquino about the controversial meeting between him and Sanofi officials in China during the year 2015. Noynoy Aquino explained that Sanofi requested the courtesy call when he was in China.

The former President said that the people he met includes Sanofi Asia Senior Vice President John Luinsky, the former Philippine President was accompanied by former Secretaries Enrique Ona, Edwin Lacierda and Gregory Domingo.

Noynoy Aquino also explained that he was not told by Sanofi about the controversies that they had during their meeting in Beijing and Paris, France.

Sen. Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee stated that the former President Aquino and former DOH Secretary Janette Garin could have been more careful with Sanofi especially because the company faced several controversies in the past.

PNoy also noted that "“Bago nagdesisyon ang gobyerno sa Dengvaxia, habang nagdedesisyon, pagkatapos magdesisyon, at hanggang ngayon, walang nagparating sa akin ng pagtutol sa bakuna,” he said.

Source: CNN Philippines


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