UNA dares Belmonte, Abad to release names of DAP recipients

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 26 2014 01:17 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2014 09:19 PM

MANILA - United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Secretary General Toby Tiangco again dared House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and Budget Secretary Butch Abad to divulge the names of the members of the House of Representatives who availed of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

"Ang unang excuse ni Sec. Abad ay Sunday daw nung tinanong siya kaya wala siyang makuhang records. Si Speaker naman, ang sabi hindi daw niya matandaan. Wednesday na ngayon, ano naman kaya ang kanilang palusot?" he asked.

He said such refusal is unfair to other lawmakers like him who did not receive the controversial fund.

"Nasaan na ang master list ng Congress at DBM? If they don't want to present it because it may incriminate them, then we can say that the administration is adopting a no-gun-no-murder defense to cover the DAP crime scene and to mislead the public and the Supreme Court," he said.

He said the DBM issues the lawmakers’ Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) via the Speaker of the House.

"Bakit nga ba nila kailangang itago ang masterlist? Takot ba silang makita kung sino ang nakinabang sa DAP at magkano ang napunta kanino?" Tiangco asked.