De Lima: We’re ready to take on cases handled by PCGG


Justice Secretary Leila de Lima INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DoJ) is ready to handle the cases being handled by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), Justice Secretary Leila De Lima told reporters Wednesday.

“Ang mindset ni President Aquino ay hindi na dapat tumagal ang PCGG; kung may residual pa na gagawin ito, turn over sa competent agency. (President Aquino’s mindset is that PCGG should probably go; if there’s residual work left for it to do, these should be turned over to a competent agency.). It it’s DoJ, we can assume it ,” De Lima said.

De Lima said they would see if there is a need to create a unit for it.

“Kailangan i-review kung saan nagkulang, kung anong kaso ang dapat i-pursue,” she told reporters.

Earlier, PCGG chair Andres Bautista said he already recommended to the President the winding down of PCGG operations and transfer its work to the DoJ.

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  • Horst Manure

    All as phoney as a glass eye…good luck with that.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Naku po. Wag niyo na po kaming bolahin Manang Leila. You can’t handle PCGG cases. You already showed us how inept you are doon pa lang sa Pyramid Scam. Pati Congress and Senate did not mince words in castigating you together with SEC, DTI, NBI and AMLC sa kapabayaan nyo sa Pyramid Scam. Pati nga ang AFP natawa sa terrorism-pyramid scam theory niyo eh. Before you forget, you also helped the Reyes brothers to get off the hook on technicality. Yun nga pala, kamusta na yung hushed-up DOJ sex video case na pilit niyong pinagtatakpan just to protect the other woman Jihan Jacob and her parents who are close to Pnoy and Mar? Wag na ho kayo magmamagaling Manang Leila. Sobrang sira na kayo sa taong bayan. Bawat kaso palpak. Pati Panamanian di nyo mapigilan umalis ng bansa. Mabuti na lang at nilayasan kayo ng mister nyo, dahil sa kababuyan mo.

    Sya nga pala Manang Leila. May request ang mga reporters na nag-cocover sa DOJ. Kung pwede raw sana, mag-baon kayo ng deodorant ngayong bagong taon na. Umaalingasaw daw ang pawis at mga singit ninyo pag hapon. Ang baho daw tuwing hapon sa opisina niyo. Wag na ho kayo magpaputok, tapos na ho ang new year celebration.

  • kilabot

    shut up delima. 
    di nyo kaya ipanalo ang dacer/corbito case, tapos eto pa.

  • wakats

    One of the reasons cited by PCGG chair Andres Bautista, aside from spiraling cost, is some (or many) PCGG lawyers tasked to guard the chicken coop, instead helped themselves to the eggs.

    The DOJ track records under de lima are not exceptional.  Her senior deputy prosecutor, severino gana, and two aides were recently charged with extortion in an NBI entrapment operation for demanding P300,000 in exchange for a favorable ruling by prosecutor gana.

    Sec. de lima cannot do the job alone, hence she has to assign some of her prosecutors to do the unfinished job of bautista.

    Many, if not all, of DOJ’s prosecutors are brilliant but like Julius Ceasar’s wife Pompeia in 67 BC, “MUST BE ABOVE SUSPICION.” 

  • Archie B

    napatawa mo ako ng husto, Sec. De Lima!

  • boybakal

    De Lima: We’re ready to take on cases handled by PCGG…

    Redundant and Double Jeopardy….to ang kalalabasan pag DOJ na ang humawak.
    Alam mo naman si De Lima sagasa, barabara.

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