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OSG EXPANSION, PCGG AND OGCC ABOLITION

OSG EXPANSION, PCGG AND OGCC ABOLITION
 

03 October 2017 06:06:51 PM

Rep. Vicente “Ching” S. Veloso, chairman of the Subcommittee on Judicial Reforms, spearheads the approval of a bill which strengthens the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) while abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC). The powers and functions of the latter will be transferred to OSG. The panel approved the bill in substitution to HB No. 350 by Rep. Romero “Miro” Quimbo, HB No. 547 by Reps. Evelina Escudero and Rodel Batocabe, HB No. 3275 by Rep. Rogelio Neil Roque, HB No. 4748 by Rep. Gary Alejano, HB No. 5216 by Rep. Joaquin Chipeco, Jr., and HB No. 5233 by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Rep. Reynaldo Umali. Present during the hearing were OSG Chief, Secretary Jose Calida, PCGG Chairman Atty. Reynold S. Munsayac, and OGCC head Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado. / FG/GE/PC

 
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