Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has rejected calls to transfer the Office of the Solicitor General to the Office of the President.
In a place paper despatched to the House of Representatives, Aguirre expressed his opposition to pending payments searching for to take away the OSG as an connected company of the Department of Justice.
“It is our view that the OSG should continue to be an agency attached to the DOJ, mainly because the powers and functions of the OSG are devolved from this Department’s power as the principal law agency of the government and as its legal counsel and representative,” he mentioned.
Apart from the OSG, different connected companies of the DOJ embrace the Presidential Commission on Good Government which is tasked with the restoration of ill-gotten wealth from the Marcos household and the conduct graft and corruption investigations as ordered by Malacanang; the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel which is the principal regulation workplace of all government-owned and/or -controlled firms; the National Prosecution Service which is the federal government’s prosecution arm; and the Public Attorney’s Office which supplies authorized companies to indigent Filipinos.
Aguirre has additionally opposed proposals to abolish the PCGG and OGCC and to have their powers and capabilities absorbed by the OSG.