Pres. Bongbong Marcos OKs Abolition of PACC, Office of Cabinet Secretary
BONGBONG MARCOS – The President signed the Executive Order abolishing the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Cabinet Secretary’s Office.
It has been around eight (8) days now since Pres. Bongbong Marcos assumed office. Last June 30, his inauguration was held at the Philippine National Museum and it gathered many of his family members, Cabinet secretaries, and several distinguished guests.
Marcos Jr. earned 31 million votes during the Elections 2022. The said electoral count gave the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas-standard bearer a landslide victory in the presidential election.
Marcos Jr. promised his 31 million voters that he will not fail them. Several of his appointees have already taken their oath and there are a few vacant positions that the President has yet to name who will take the role.
Recently, Pres. Bongbong Marcos also signed one of his first Executive Orders. Based on a post of ABS-CBN News, the President approved the abolition of the Presidential Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.
Based on the E.O., Marcos Jr. wants the jurisdiction, powers, and functions of the PACC to be transferred to the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs. With regards to the abolition of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office, the existing Cabinet Secretariat “shall be placed under the direct control and supervision of the Presidential Management Staff”.
Aside from being the country’s president, Marcos Jr. also took the role to lead the Department of Agriculture “for now”. The First Family decided to stay at the Bahay Pangarap (House of Dreams). During his first Cabinet meeting, the President emphasized prioritizing the revival of the country’s economy.
The PH economy was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the nation continues the fight against the pandemic.
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