Office of the Government Corporate Counsel: 71 Years of Reaping the Fruits of Legal Excellence

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Office of the Government Corporate Counsel: 71 Years of Reaping the Fruits of Legal Excellence


FOUNDED on December 1, 1935, as the Government Counsel Division of the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) has performed its role as the premier law office of governmentowned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), their subsidiaries, other corporate offspring, and government-acquired asset corporations. With the mandate to safeguard the legal interest of these entities, the OGCC has performed in exemplary fashion, with its Zero Backlog Accomplishments and the upgrading of its institutional systems for providing legal service.

The OGCC has the avowed goal of upholding justice under the rule of law with integrity, excellence, and professionalism, and with its core values of integrity, responsibility, discipline, perseverance, cooperation, independence, and kindness guiding all its members. The Supreme Court recently issued two landmark decisions, the first affirming the OGCC's pre-eminence over legal departments of GOCCs and the second ruling in favor of the Manila International Airport Authority in a tax dispute. …

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