[In the news] Abolishing PCGG sends wrong signal: Selda -ABS-CBNnews.com

Abolishing PCGG sends wrong signal: Selda

January 3,2013

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights group Selda opposed Thursday the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

In an interview on ANC’s Headstart, Selda national coordinator Jigs Clamor said if the Aquino administration is bent on pursuing the ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcoses, now is not the time to give up.

“It sends a signal kasi when you recommend to wind down, it says ‘Tigilan na ang paghahabol sa Marcoses.’ It is very ironic to think that the Marcoses are now back in power especially in the second Aquino administration.”

He alleged the PCGG has not done its best since only 40% of the $10 billion ill-gotten wealth has been recovered.

PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista has confirmed that he had recommended to President Aquino that the agency’s work be transferred to the justice department.

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