P100M ni-remit ng PCGG
TUMATAGINTING na P100 million ang ni-remit ng Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) sa Bureau of Treasury.
Ipinagmalaki ni Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. na ang perang itinurn over ni PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista sa National Treasury ay para sa account ng Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), na ang pondo sa ilalim ng batas ay mula sa “cash at proceeds” ng nabawing ill-gotten wealth na kinamkam ng mga Marcoses at ng kanilang crony.
Binigyang diin ni Ochoa na ang ni-remit ng PCGG ay nagmula sa iba’t-ibang account ng komisyon ng walang anumang pending litigation.
“The Commission is now led by a new batch of brilliant lawyers who comprise a young, dynamic and courageous team. Taking cue from this positive development, we are confident that our pursuit of plundered wealth, stashed away everywhere and anywhere in this country and the entire world, can be recovered and be returned to the collective purse of our country,” ayon kay Ochoa.
Ibinalita ni Bautista, nag-remit ng pera ang PCGG sa Bureau of Treasury noong Pebrero 28, na nataon naman sa 25th anniversary celebration ng komisyon at nagmula naman sa escrowed deposit accounts.
“A new day has definitely dawned on the PCGG, and we have seen the signs of a reinvigorated commission which has recaptured the organization’s original vision and energy for good governance,” pahayag ni Ochoa. “The PCGG’s task as a commission, therefore, has a futuristic value. Then PCGG will be needed more than ever. It shall have proven to everyone that it has not outlived its usefulness.” Kris Jose