Tuesday, December 5, 2017

PCGG Na Binuo Ng Mga Dilaw Para Habulin Ang Mga "Ill Gotten Wealth" Daw Ng Mga Marcos Bubuwagin Na!


Nagbigay ng opinyon si Dante Maravillas tungkol sa pag abolish ng PCGG na binuo ni Cory Aquino nong sya ay pangulo ng Pilipinas. Ayon kay Dante, nilalang ang PCGG para agawin ang sinasabing nakaw na yaman ng mga Marcos, ngunit ang sinasabing nakaw na yaman ay well-documented at hindi naman talaga napatunayan na nakaw ang mga ito. Dagdag pa nya, ang talagang magnanakaw ay ang mga Aquino dahil sila mismo ang nagnakaw ng yaman ng mga Marcos.
The House Justice Committee has approved the bill abolishing the Presidential Commission of Good Government (PCGG) created by Former President Corazon Aquino tasked with recovering the ill-gotten wealth of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Under the proposed law, the PCGG and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel functions will be turned over to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).

Former President Corazon Aquino created the PCGG in 1987 as her first act as the country's leader to pursue their allegations of corruption and human rights violations by Marcos' administration.

The agency was tasked to recover all ill-gotten wealth accumulated by the former strongman, his immediate family, relatives, and close associates here and abroad.

As of 2015, the PCGG had recovered a third of the estimated $10 billion (around ₱506 billion) of the Marcos wealth. Aside from properties, the PCGG said Marcoses may have amassed up to 300 pieces of artwork.

In addition, the commission had filed 248 cases against the Marcoses and their cronies.

According to the World Bank and the United Nations, Marcos started amassing ill-gotten wealth in 1965, his first year  in office.

In July 2017, former Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella denied that the proposal to abolish the PCGG was political, saying that it was part of government streamlining.

"(The OSG) actually handles the cases filed to run after the Marcos ill-gotten wealth, while the PCGG actually handles the administrative function. So based on their proposal, the OSG can also handle the administrative functions as well," Abella said.

President Rodrigo Duterte has close ties with the Marcos family, which has offered to return any alleged ill-gotten wealth that the government finds.