[In the news] PNoy wants ‘further study’ on proposed PCGG abolition -InterAksyon.com

PNoy wants ‘further study’ on proposed PCGG abolition
By Philippine News Agency
January 3, 2013

InterAksyon logo2MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has tasked the Office of the President (OP) to study the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a press briefing on Thursday, confirmed a meeting was conducted on the proposal, “but the President wanted further study.”

“The OP is still studying that particular recommendation. The President tasked OP to study that particular recommendation and so there are a number of details that need to be vetted,” he said.

Lacierda, however, stressed that the government is bent on pursuing the ill-gotten wealth cases of the Marcoses — assuming that Congress would abolish the PCGG.

“Just to make it clear, the pursuit of ill-gotten wealth will continue even if the recommendation will be acted upon by the President,” he said.

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