May 12, 2022 @ 1:12 PM 2 months ago

THE Office of the Solicitor General, the counsel of the respondents led by the Department of Health ­in the petition against Covid-19 mass vaccination for minors, has no single witness to present before the court to challenge the petitioners.

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, who serves as principal counsel of the parent-petitioners, confirmed this during the continuation of the hea­ring before Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Maria Cherell de Castro-Sansaet of Branch 222.

“The OSG has no single witness to present before the court to controvert the testimonies and evidence the PAO has initially presen­ted and will present more during the continuation of the hearing of the petition,” the chief public attorney said.

With that, she’s confident this early that they’d be able to convince the QC court that the Covid-19 mass vaccination especially for minor ages 5-to 11-years-old was unconstitutional.

“We have at least three expe­rienced doctors, a former Biliran lawmaker in the name of Glenn Chong and the parents-petitioners themselves who all have claims and pieces of evidence to assert the unconstitutionality of the mass vaccination for Covid-19,” the PAO chief said.

In Tuesday’s hearing, Dr. Benigno Agbayani Jr., co-founder and past president of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines, was cross examined by an OSG lawyer over the former’s claim in his affidavit Covid-19 vaccines were only experimental.

He’s consistent that Covid-19 vaccines were merely granted Emergency Use Authorizations or EUAs and no Covid-19 vaccine has yet been issued with any certificate of product registration by the Food and Drug Administration. He reiterated that even Congress was amenable that Covid-19 vaccines in the market are experimental.

PAO Forensics Division chief Dr. Erwin Erfe, expected to appear on the next hearings set on June 7 and 14, has questioned in his affidavit the sincerity and integrity of DoH in carrying out the Covid-19 vaccination especially for minor.

“The DoH did it in Dengvaxia cases, it was in bad faith when it intentionally hid from the public the adverse effects of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine and now it is committing the same grave error again as it continues to conceal from the public about the ill-effects of Covid-19 vaccines especially for children,” he said.

Moreover, Dr. Romeo Quijano, a pharmacologist and toxicologist, will attest to the alleged danger and hazard of the Covid-19 vaccines to human health which he described as already obsolete against the deadly disease.

The main petitioners – broadcast journalist Dominic Almelor, a father of a seven-year-old boy; and Girlie Samonte, a mother of two boys – are also expected to be at the witness stand, PAO said.