By Addison Pascua

Malacañang on July 29 said it is up to Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla to personally present to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. his plans to dilate the functions of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

Photo Courtesy of Angie de Silva (Rappler)/PCGG/

During a Palace briefing, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the Marcos’ administration is yet to establish a policy regarding the proposed expansion of the agency’s mandate.

“Since it is Secretary Remulla who has made the proposal, we’ll have to wait him to bring it up. Right now, there is no policy,” Cruz-Angeles emphasized.

Remulla on Thursday conveyed his interest to expand the jurisdiction of the PCGG beyond recovering the ill-gotten wealth issue of the Marcos family, including their cronies.

The justice secretary, however, clarified that he doesn’t want to abolish the agency created to run after the Marcos family.

Instead, he has recommended forming an asset forfeiture office that aims to cover “assets seized by the government for nonpayment of taxes, drug trafficking or for the other crimes including graft and corruption.”

The PCGG was created in 1986 to supposedly pursue billions worth of ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family, with dictator's son President Marcos Jr. as one of the executors of the family's estate.

As of 2021, the office has already recovered a total

Edited by Danfe Lean Grace Elopre