By Mar Supnad
A top Church official of the Diocese of Balanga, Bataan expressed alarm on Sunday over the Dangvaxia issue besetting the country, following the recent death of a child in Mariveles who had been inoculated.
“Our Church is not only concerned and caring with disturbing and dangerous effects of ill-advised Dangvaxia vaccine, but we are very much affected. It is disheartening and very depressing tragic news of the death of Grade 4 pupil Kristine Mae de Guzman of Sisiman, Mariveles due to Dengvaxia vaccine,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos.
“We at the Diocese of Balanga urgently and strongly call for full investigation of this serious matter, prosecution and punishment of previous highest government officials,” said Santos in a statement to media.
With their negligence and irresponsible actions, Bishop Santos said, “human life is put to danger and future uncertain for those children vaccinated. Life is not an experiment”
“Life is not trial and error. And life is erroneously lost, wasted by careless and irresponsible decisions of those government officials.”
He said members of the Diocese of Balanga “are praying for the safety of our schoolchildren and their sound health. May they be spared from sickness and from heartless people motivated by profit, and personal and political interests.”