De Lima: PCGG should be abolished

Former DOJ Secretary currently in detention, Leila De Lima said that she agrees that the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) should be abolished in two years.

The PCGG was created by then President Corazon (Cory) Aquino to look through and recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses and their cronies.

We agree with the proposition that it’s time for the PCGG to wind down, concentrate on completing its work, especially the sequestration cases, and the criminal cases,” said De Lima.

The PCGG has spent years since its creation in 1986, trying to retrieve the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. There is an estimated US$ 10 billion in hidden wealth the Marcoses have that they stole from the national government.

PCGG chair Andres Bautista has allegedly written a letter to President Aquino saying that they near completion of the retrieval.

The transfers and ‘winding down’ efforts shall be completed and satisfactorily accomplished within a period of two years upon the approval of the said legislative measure,” Bautista said in his letter.

De Lima said that there should be a law to be passes in order to abolish the commission.

The EO executed by then President Aquino didn’t require a law because she had lawmaking powers, but it’s different now. Baka malabo kung EO lang, dapat may law (An EO may not suffice, we need a law),” said De Lima.

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