PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON GOOD GOVERNMENT
MANDATES AND FUNCTIONS    

VISION STATEMENT: The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) dedicates itself to the following visions:

1. Restore the dream and the glory stolen from the Filipino people;

2. Destroy the culture of corruption which has distorted our moral values;

3. Complete the political, social and moral gains of the EDSA Revolution in 1986 under the highest standards of morality, ethics, honesty and integrity in public service;

4. Give flesh and substance to the Constitutional mandate that
“A public office is a public trust”, by ensuring that graft and corruption shall not be repeated under any administration.

MISSION STATEMENT: The PCGG was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 1 of then President Corazon C. Aquino on February 28, 1986. Under Section 2 thereof, it is “charged with the task of assisting the President in regard to the following matters:

(a) The recovery of all ill-gotten wealth accumulated by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, his immediate family, relatives, subordinates and close associates, whether located in the Philippines or abroad, including the takeover or sequestration of all business enterprises and entities owned or controlled by them, during his administration, directly or through nominees, by taking undue advantage of their public office and/or using their powers, authority, influence, connections or relationship.

(b) The investigation of such cases of graft and corruption as the President may assign to the Commission from time to time.

(c) The adoption of safeguards to ensure that the above practices shall not be repeated in any manner under the new government, and the institution of adequate measures to prevent the occurrence of corruption.”

KEY RESULT AREAS (KRA’s): The PCGG’s task involves four (4) major functions which constitute its areas of accountabilities, namely:

1. Prosecution and litigation of cases involving the recovery of ill-gotten wealth in the Philippines and abroad.

2. Preservation, administration and management of assets to prevent their dissipation.

3. Disposition of surrendered assets, the proceeds of which are to be deposited with the Bureau of Treasury, in trust for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

4. Continuing identification, investigation and conduct of research of ill- gotten wealth, and continuing efforts to solicit legitimate and credible evidence and information from well-meaning persons to help PCGG in its effort to recover ill-gotten wealth both domestic and abroad.

AGENCY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

a) To continue the search for the Marcos ill-gotten wealth. To implement this, the PCGG shall continue to link with all the foreign governments and their agencies involved in the International Mutual Assistance on Criminal Matters (IMAC), Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and other applicable treaties. It shall likewise continue to initiate the necessary legal actions to recover unlawfully acquired properties abroad of the Marcoses and their close associates.

b) To strengthen the information technology capability and resources of PCGG to access and retrieve relevant PCGG records and evidence related to all pending banner cases by using computer based programs and equipment.

c) To conduct periodic performance audit of special counsels and to hire competent and determined lawyers to assist in the speedy litigation of ill- gotten wealth cases pending b efore the Sandiganbayan and other courts.

d) To preserve, administer and manage assets under sequestration and/or subject of litigation; and surrendered and recovered through ocular inspection, physical inventory and monitoring preparatory to disposition.

e) To privatize surrendered assets under its control to augment the national budgetary requirement of CARP.

f) To pursue the filing of additional behest loans cases in accordance with Executive Order No. 432 which transfers the powers, functions and duties of the defunct Presidential Ad Hoc Fact Finding Committee on Behest Loans to the PCGG.

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