In the midst of the spike of measles cases in the country, Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged PAO Chief Persida Acosta to step down from her post.
Acosta’s critics has blamed the PAO Chief for eroding public’s confidence of the overall confidence on vaccination for her role as the lawyer of the alleged Dengvaxia victims.
In an Philstar article dated February 8, 2019 Senator Risa Hontiveros said “Acosta’s lies and hysterics contributed directly to the erosion of public trust in our vaccination programs.”
Hontiveros used words like “scaremongering” and “politically-motivated” to describe Acosta’s investigation of the Dengvaxia issue.
As repercussion, Hontiveros said Acosta’s action “have sowed fear in the hearts of so many parents to have their children vaccinated since the past year.”
Hontiveros remarked that Acosta “has brought shame and embarrassment brought“ to PAO tasked to provide free legal assistance to the poor.
Meanwhile, as the Philstar article went viral on social media if judging by the 6K shares it gathered on Facebook, the embattled PAO Chief Acosta has found an ally in the person of Mayor Sara Duterte.
The fiery Davao City Mayor remarked that instead of Acosta resigning from her post, it is Senator Risa Hontiveros who should do so because ever since she has never said anything correct.
Inday Sara said that PAO Chief Acosta is simply doing her job, giving legal assistance to indigents seeking justice for their loved ones.
The Davao City Mayor said its Dengvaxia that eroded the parents’ confidence in vaccines, not Acosta.
Inday Sara added that this can be easily verified by talking to the people in barangays instead of putting your (Hontiveros) head inside your behind all the time.
Inday Sara advised Hontiveros to think of a solution, not just opposed for the sake of saying something.
Inday Sara ended the post with a parting shot at Hontiveros, “If we want to speak, think first to avoid being an embarrassment.”
indaysaraduterte: Ikaw dapat magresign dahil wala ka ng sinabi na tama. Lahat sablay. PAO Chief Acosta is doing her job in assisting indigent litigants who want to sue. Dengvaxia eroded the parents’ confidence in vaccines and you can easily verify this if you talk to the people in barangays instead of putting your head inside your behind all the time. Do not wag the dog. Devangxia killed innocent individuals, bakit wala ka human rights angle dito? Paano masolutionan ang outbreak sa pagpapa resign ke Atty Acosta? Mag isip po tayo ng solution, hindi opposition para lng may masabi. Kapag gusto natin magsalita pagisipan muna para hindi nakakahiya.
Source: Inday Sara Duterte