Formed| February 28, 1986|
Jurisdiction| Department of Justice|
Headquarters| IRC Bldg., 82 EDSA, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Philippines| Minister responsible| Andres D. Bautista, Chairman
Richard Amurao, Commissioner
Maita Chan-Gonzaga, Commissioner
Nelson Acebo, Commissioner|
Parent Agency| Office of the President|
After the People Power Revolution of 1986, Pres. Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 1 on February 28, 1986, thereby making the creation of the PCGG, the first official act of the revolutionary government. (It is significant to note that, at the time of its creation, then Pres. Aquino was in full possession of both executive and legislative powers.) While the PCGG was, for 21 years, traditionally under the supervision and control of the Office of the President, this institutional setup was changed when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 643 on July 27, 2007, placing the PCGG under the administrative supervision of the Department of Justice. (The case of Pimentel, Jr. v. Pagdanganan distinguishes between supervision and control: In administrative law, supervision means overseeing or the power or authority of an officer to see that subordinate officers perform their duties. If the latter fail or neglect to fulfill them, the former may take such action or step as prescribed by law to make them perform their duties. Control, on the other hand, means the power of an officer to alter or modify or nullify or set aside what a subordinate officer ha[s] done in the performance of his duties and to substitute the judgment of the former for that of the latter.") Notwithstanding the clear direction under Sec. 2 of EO 643, no implementing guidelines have...