Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta supports the Food and Drug Administration campaign to go after fake medicines and illegal drug manufacturers.
During the celebration of the National Consciousness Week Against Counterfeit Medicines, Acosta said the “authenticity, safety and efficacy are all valued in life, and that the FDA agrees to this.”
“I and the entire PAO are sincerely supporting FDA,” she said.
“We will not allow fake medicines. PAO is with you in your fight,” Acosta added.
She lauded FDA director general Dr. Samuel Zacate for waging “a victorious fight.”
Meanwhile, the PAO said it will study the actual demand to set the proper deployment of its personnel to the Office of the Vice President’s central and satellite offices.
“Two may do, it can be MWF [Monday, Wednesday, Friday] or TTHS [Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday] or daily, we will study the bulk of demand in the satellite offices of our beloved vice president,” Acosta said.
She said an additional 400 public lawyers are expected to be hired next month.
“We are expecting to reach poor Filipinos across land and sea for legal aid, to go to the courts, to ask for justice, because our citizens now reach a hundred million, and we are around 2,500 public attorneys with a thousand staff,” she added.