The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) shouldn’t be about simply to lie down and roll over amid plans by the federal government to terminate its operations.
“PCGG is surprised at the recent questions regarding its performance, relevance, and efficiency,” PCGG Press Information Office chief John Jao mentioned in a press release.
The PCGG reacted to the assertion made by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who mentioned the agency was being thought-about for abolition as a part of the federal government’s rightsizing program to “abolish executive agencies with overlapping or redundant operations and functions that result in ineffective and inefficient in the delivery of public services.”
“They don’t do anything. What do they do?” mentioned Diokno on PCGG.
“Aside from the fact that it was awarded as the best DOJ (Department of Justice) performing agency for three (3) straight years, what other government agency can effectively raise non-tax revenues similar to the numbers below?” mentioned Jao.
The PCGG cited it recovered P57.1 billion in 2012, P631 million in 2013, P1.57 billion in 2014, P14.01 billion in 2015 and P481.95 billion in 2016.
In distinction, its annual price range was P93 million in 2012, P102 million in 2013, P106 million in 2014, P101 million in 2015, and P104 million in 2016.
“Why is there a question on its budget and relevance when PCGG’s cost to recovery ratio is exemplary as shown by these numbers? Of all agencies? Figures do not lie,” it mentioned.
PCGG abolition inevitable – Aguirre