MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. stated Monday he has not considered the potential for abolishing the Presidential Fee on Good Authorities (PCGG) if he’s elected president.
The PCGG’s major activity is to get well the ill-gotten wealth of former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., his household, family, and subordinates.
“I do not know, by no means ko pa naiisip yan within the final ilang taon na. To be completely candid, I don’t know. I’ve not considered it in any respect,” Marcos Jr. stated in an interview with One Information PH when requested if he would abolish the PCGG if elected president.
(I do not know. I’ve not considered that in the previous few years. To be completely candid, I don’t know. I’ve not considered it in any respect.)
The PCGG, created by Government Order No. 1, the primary edict that the late Corazon Aquino signed shortly after assuming energy after Individuals Energy 1, continues to be making an attempt to get well greater than P125 billion price of Marcos belongings—which had been allegedly a part of the household’s ill-gotten wealth.
Former Supreme Courtroom affiliate justice Antonio Carpio earlier stated that P328 billion-worth of “ill-gotten” wealth and unpaid taxes from the Marcos household may now not be recovered if Marcos Jr. will get elected president.
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos Jr.’s spokesperson, has dubbed Carpio’s claims as “purely speculative.”
“We don’t reply to a purely speculative situation concocted by the identical man who espouses divisiveness as a substitute of nationwide unity and has wrongly led equally righteous teams and people like him, in submitting the quite a few nuisance petitions towards presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos,” Rodriguez stated in a textual content message to INQUIRER.internet.
“His signature ‘yellow political tirades’ purposely meant to foment intrigue equivalent to this are higher left ignored,” he added.
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