Safeguard the legal interest of all government-owned and controlled corporations, their subsidiaries, other corporate offsprings and government-acquired asset corporations.
Provision of effective legal service to all government-owned or controlled corporations, their subsidiaries, other corporate offsprings and government-acquired asset corporations.
The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel as the premier law office of the Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations, their subsidiaries, other corporate offsprings and government acquired asset corporations is committed to uphold justice under the rule of law with integrity, excellence and professionalism.
Exercises control and supervision over all legal departments or divisions of client corporations as mandated by EO 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987.
Renders legal services (handling of cases, rendering of opinions and reviewing and/or drafting of contracts) to all client corporations as mandated by EO 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987.
Hears and recommends actions on conflicts, disputes, claims and/or counterclaims between and among client corporations as mandated by P.D. 242.
Enforces and implements the Property Insurance Law (R.A. 656, as amended)
- Acts as corporate officers of the client corporations.
- Assists in administrative cases involving client corporations.
- Acts as member of task forces and special committees of client corporations.
- Acts as in-house counsel or detailed attorneys for client corporations without legal departments.
- Acts as detailed counsel on request even for clients with legal departments.
- Other special functions as may be requested by client corporations.
FRONTLINE SERVICES OF THE OGCC
The primary function of the OGCC is to serve as the principal law office of all Government Owned or Controlled Corporations, their subsidiaries and other corporate offspring and government acquired asset corporations (GOCC). As such, the following are its primary services:
Litigation. Represents GOCC’s in the litigation of appropriate cases brought before the courts or quasi-judicial bodies in the Philippines or abroad.
Contract Review. Review, revise or modify, as the case may be, all contracts referred by GOCCs, as required by law, to make the same conform with existing laws and applicable government rule and regulations, and/or to prepare such contracts when so requested in appropriate cases.
Legal Opinion. Render legal opinions, as required by law, on all important legal questions referred by the GOCCs.
Mediation / Arbitration. Mediate or arbitrate under Presidential Decree No. 242, in relation to relevant provisions of Republic Act No. 9285 and the Administrative Code of 1987, appropriate disputes, claims and controversies between and among GOCC upon the request of the latter and conduct fact-finding and preliminary investigation in appropriate referred cases.
Supervision and Control of GOCC Legal Departments. Conduct periodic performance audit of the legal departments maintained by the GOCC’s; Require legal departments of GOCCs to submit periodic reports of work performed and / or accomplished; Enjoin GOCCs from hiring private lawyers or law firms to represent them or to be their legal retainers, subject to certain exceptions and impose or recommend appropriate administrative or disciplinary sanctions against erring lawyers in the legal departments of GOCCs.