Immediately after the EDSA revolution, then President Cory Aquino’s first executive order is to create the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). It is n agency that aims to chase corrupt officials, recover their loot, and implements measures to stop corruption.
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[VIDEO]: The Aquino government first executive order was to create the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).
First Objective of the PCGG
To recover the alleged ill-gotten wealth of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, his immediate family, relatives, subordinates and close associates here and abroad becomes the primary task of the PCGG.
To conduct such investigations that pertain to graft and corruption as the President may assign to the Commission at any given time comes next to the agency’s responsibilities. The agency adopts of security means to ensure that corruption practices shall not be repeated in any case under the Aquino government. The institution installs adequate measures to prevent the occurrence of corruption.
Original Team is Gone
Jovito Salonga and Mary Concepcion Bautista who operated the original PCGG are man and woman of integrity. It is staffed by lawyers and researchers with annual budgets, that comes up with the initial resolve that leads people to think that it was, the primary agency of government tasked with returning stolen wealth.
PCGG Under Pnoy
When Pnoy becomes president in 2010, many hopes that his anticorruption platform would let the PCGG to finish its job. Yet a look at the PNOY presidency raises more questions, as its directives let PCGG left a question mark for many. PCGG falls under the supervision of the Department of Justice, the previous DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima who reportedly sought its abolition. Why would Pnoy abolish the PCGG when a lot of work still remains unfinished? Where’s the sequestered wealth?