Jun 21, 2021 @ 20:33

Nanakot ng kaso! Troll farm king Nic Gabunada hires lawyer to justify 900k contract with DOF

Communications executive turned the so-called father of Facebook troll accounts Nic Gabunada lawyered up as articles sprouted online exposing his nearly P1 million consultancy contract with the Department of Finance.

Bilyonaryo reported about the contract last week.

Gabunada bagged a six-month deal to commandeer the communications strategy of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and his men from June to December 2021 for about P150,000 a month as professional fee.

“There is nothing inappropriate in the decision of the Department of Finance’s grant of Service Contract for consultancy to our client Nicanor Gabunada, Jr. as all requirements and the procedures under the Procurement Law were followed and were done above board,” said Gabunada’s abogado Regie Tongol of Tongol Law.

“What is illegal and violative of our client’s data privacy rights is the unauthorized disclosure of his personal data for no other purpose but to make him and his family easy targets for threats and ridicule.”

The bid document and notice of award are both posted on the DOF website.

“It is also illegal and libelous to insinuate impropriety in the actions of the DOF to cast doubt as to our client’s credentials and qualification. It is malicious to keep bringing up the solely business prerogative of Facebook in tagging and maligning our client and connecting it with this totally separate and aboveboard agreement,” Tongol added. “Our client will explore all legal actions against these persons.”

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