Aside from its main function of recovering ill-gotten wealth from the Marcoses and their cronies, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is hoping to become the corruption prevention agency in government.
PCGG Chairman Andres D. Bautista and four commissioners were guests and speakers of a forum initiated by the College of Law of Silliman and the Salonga Law Center with the theme “Closing Chapters. Finding a Way Forward.”
Bautista said they want to be transparent in their operation in going around the country to solicit suggestions from the stakeholders as well as accept constructive criticisms to further improve their services.
The forum on Tuesday was held at the Silliman Hall and attended by students, public officials and the general public where issues confronting and compounding the PCGG were discussed including the governance framework of the Aquino administration and why corruption persists in government.
This year’s budget of the PCGG is P93 million, but they are projecting to remit to the national government close to P250 million and for next year, the agency is supposed to get a budget of P96 million with a projected remittance of over P500 million, Bautista pointed out.