No need to probe Abad for now - Palace

by Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2014 05:56 PM | Updated as of May 27 2014 01:56 AM

MANILA - Despite persistent claims that Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was involved in the pork barrel scam, Malacanang said it will wait for an official affidavit of Janet Lim-Napoles before it conducts any investigation.

"There are allegations, but due process is required that the person accused is provided information of the accusation against him," Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

Lacierda noted Abad has made flat denials of his supposed link to the pork barrel scam.

Abad’s name is on the Napoles list, but has denied repeatedly that he knows the businesswoman.

He said he will no longer file a case against Napoles considering the problems she is already facing.