Pro-administration lawmakers just filed a bill that would put the Solicitor General Calida in charge of the PCGG. It aims to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family. If their bill is signed into law, ant-Marcos activists are worried on the Solicitor General’s judgment. It is not enough that they asked to stop the Php 25,000 pesos pension of former First Lady Imelda Marcos as the widow of a war veteran which is Php 5,oo0, and 20,000 as the widow of a medal of valor recipient.
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[VIDEO]: SolGen Calida: Imelda Marcos gets P25-K pension since 1994
True Blue Marcos Loyalist
Solicitor General Jose Calida is a true blue Marcos loyalist. He was an avid leader of the Alyansang Duterte-Bongbong or RRD-BBM alliance. He campaigned for the tandem and even expressed his utmost support for both candidates during a media interview in Ilocos Norte.
PCGG under SolGen
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez pushes House Bill Number 5233. Together with Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, and House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali. It seeks to place the Presidential Commission on Good Government or PCGG under the Office of the Solicitor General. That automatically makes Calida the head of the PCGG that disturbs the anti-Marcos protesters.
The PCGG has so far recovered over P170 billion. The same bill places the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel under Calida’s office and upgrades his rank, benefits, and privileges. So, Calida would be on top of the three departments once the bill is approved. Will he pursue running after the Marcoses or diverts his attention to other politicians who have questionable lifestyles?
Give Credit where it’s Due
These anti-Marcos people are filled with hatred in their heart. They cannot give credit anymore where it’s due. The pension of a deceased military man has nothing to do with any alleged ill-gotten wealth that after more than 30 years, no court could prove it or dismiss the complaints. Since in a democratic country, one is innocent until proven guilty, the heirs of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos must not be treated unfairly. Are they really afraid that Calida will be biased in the Marcoses’ favor or worried that he examines the wealth of the anti-Marcos government officials instead?