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Marcos Administration Announced the Creation of the Virology Institute of The Philippines (VIP); What For?

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After announcing the establishment of a vaccine facility to be owned by Moderna, a biotech and pharmaceutical company that is known for its mRNA vaccine reported to caused numerous injuries such as thrombosis, myocarditis, and even death, the Philippine government then announced the creation of the Virology Institute of the Philippines (VIP) as part of its long-term plan in dealing with alleged health emergencies.


Last week, the current administration enthusiastically revealed its plan to start the operations related to the establishment of the institute of virology in the country which will, according to the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) narrative, “not only deal with human viruses but with viruses against animals and plants” as they are still “incapable of developing a vaccine”. 

As the proposed bill for the operation of the said institute is still pending, the current administration has already started its research and development works related to the VIP project still through the DOST, according to the agency’s press release last week. Therefore, the DOST has already implemented six projects for the program with the help of Baylor College of Medicine in the United States, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

Thus, with the collaborative projects of other institutions, the DOST will now start working “on the fields of human, animal, and plant virology and the research areas of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines” using the initial budget of P284 million and with one of the efforts that will focus on the animal viruses believed to be transferable to humans.

To be completed in two years, the said facility may be established at the New Clark Economic Zone in Capas, Tarlac tentatively by the end of this year or next year, the DOST also announced last Tuesday. Given that the facility is yet to be available in a couple of years, DOST eyes on its Industrial Technology Development Institute for the partial operation. Providing more details at the online press released, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Cristina Guevara added:

“It is equipped with an animal house and a greenhouse for animal and plant virus research. Aside from Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) laboratories, it will have biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratories and the maximum containment level, BSL-4 laboratory—a first in the Philippines.”

Meanwhile, not known to many so-called experts around the world, there are several professionals in the field of microbiology and medicine that are taking the “No Virus” position. “No Virus” means that they don’t believe or agree that any so-called pathogenic viruses, including the alleged SARS-CoV2, have been isolated and proven to exist. By standing on this position, they are able to demonstrate the this is really the case, meaning that there has never been any pathogenic agent proven to cause infectious disease, using “clear and precise scientific experiments”. One of these is Dr. Mark Bailey. In one of this articles, Dr. Bailey wrote:

“Recently I joined a group of 20 doctors and scientists around the world who put their names to the “Settling the Virus Debate” statement.  In this two-page document we suggested, “rather than engaging in wasteful verbal sparring, let us put this argument to rest by doing clear, precise, scientific experiments that will, without any doubt, show whether these claims are valid.”  Some of the individuals who believe that the existence of pathogenic viruses is an established fact, proceeded to immediately disagree.  One was Steve Kirsch, who attempted to distract from the central tenet of our statement, being that virology had failed to carry out scientific control experiments.  In reality, it is clear that the virologists have not shown that their techniques of “viral” cultures, genomics, and clinical diagnostics are valid even on their own terms.  Indeed, I have not seen Kirsch or anyone else provide evidence that the appropriately-controlled experiments we suggested in the statement have been performed.”