On Tuesday, former President Benigno Aquino III said that he is more than willing to return the money he earned from the Dengvaxia deal–perhaps fearing to be imprisoned.
“Wala namang problema. Willing naman tayong magbalik kung may kailangang ibalik. Hindi lang naman tayo and direktang nakinabang doon, yung iba nasa kasalukuyang administrasyon din,” the former president said in referral to the kickbacks he got by approving the controversial dengue vaccine deal.
“Pag nasa gobyerno ka kasi, normal talaga ang SOP. So part na siya lagi ng process. Whether you like it or not, you can do nothing but to accept it,” Aquino said.
Pnoy hinted that that the former budget Secretary Florencio Abad and former DOH Secretary Jannette Garin made the biggest cuts, but did not give any enough information on how much he made.
Pnoy attended the senate hearing on the issue and commented that “The announcement by Sanofi and the reactions to it, there’s been a lot of tension building up. It’s incumbent upon me as a citizen to try and allay certain fears; to put it in proper perspective,” he said.
The controversial dengue vaccine has also caused panic across the country and there are already several reports of death on vaccinated children after Sanofi released statement that the effect of dengue is more serious on vaccinated children who has not contracted dengue before.