Budget dept's Abad 'most guilty' of PDAF scam, claims lawyer


Posted at Aug 10 2015 07:36 PM | Updated as of Aug 11 2015 06:45 PM

A lawyer has claimed that Budget Management Secretary Butch Abad appears to be the "most guilty" of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.

Lawyer Bonifacio Alentajan claims of Abad had allowed the PDAF "modus operandi" to perpetrate, noting that the budget management department should have been the "clearing house" in allocating and releasing cash.

"Kung walang aksyon ang DBP, walang dapat nangyari. Since the action of the Secretary of DBP was the determining factor in the consummation of these offenses, he appears to be the most guilty among the public officials," Alentajan told ANC's The Bureau.

Abad, for his part, shrugged off Alentajan's claims.