The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) urged local government units to address the issue of human trafficking head-on, using their respective law-making powers. As the country's primary governing body against trafficking in... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially announced today that DENNIS LACSON CUNANAN, a respondent in the two (2) batches of PDAF cases now lodged before the Office of the Ombudsman, has applied for and was granted provisional coverage ... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, in a statement, expressed her full support for the choice of Gen. Lina Sarmiento as Chairperson of the Rights Victims' Claims Board (HRVCB). "She is hardworking, honest and, above all, her integrity is ... continue reading
The Department of Justice said that it is timely that the Supreme Court has finally issued its decision on Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 declaring its constitutionality while removing certain provisions.
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In continuing efforts to simplify frontline services and improve access by the traveling public, the Department of Justice today announced the issuance of newly designed and printed Bureau of Immigration (Bl) Arrival and Departure Cards. These car... continue reading
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In a Resolution dated 15 January 2014, the Department of Justice Panel of Prosecutors', resolved the complaint for two counts of frustrated murder with treachery, evident premeditation, and use of illegal firearms filed by then Deputy Director... continue reading
History of DOJ
The Department of Justice traces its beginnings at the Revolutionary Assembly in Naic, Cavite on April 17, 1897. The establishment of a regime of law was tasked to Don Severino delas Alas who headed the Department of Grace and Justice. Shortly after the proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree on September 26, 1898 reorganizing the Department.
A year later, the American military force established the Office of the Attorney of... continue reading