The Department of Justice released the latest initiative of its Office of Cybercrime (OOC) with the issuance of Department Order No. 746 dated 08 September 2014 that constituted and organized the Prosecution Task Force on Cybercrime to handle cybe... continue reading
The DOJ-Office for Competition announced today the establishment of its International Division which will be responsible for maintaining and fostering OFC's international relations, particularly in formulating and reviewing the country's s... continue reading
The Department of Justice today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DOJ Office of Cybercrime (OOC) and the National University (NU) for a Digital Forensics degree program to build a corps of anti-cybercrime profess... continue reading
The Department of Justice concluded today the first public presentation of the complete draft of the new Criminal Code before a full audience of more than 120 participants from various organizations in the criminal justice sector including agencie... continue reading
The Department of Justice Criminal Code Committee will conduct a Presentation Forum on the draft New Criminal Code on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, in Metro Manila.
The Forum will serve as the venue for the presentation of a simple, modern, and o... continue reading
The Department of Justice-Office for Competition (OFC) issued today an Advisory to notify consumers of their right to be informed of the details of the mobile or internet services for subscription. It reminded telecommunications companies to be cl... continue reading
An Inter-Agency Task Force, chaired by the Secretary of Justice, has been created "to address the growing problem of fraternity-related violence." Memorandum Circular No. 68, dated 28 August 2014 but released only recently, w... continue reading
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In a Resolution dated 12 September 2014 which was released today, Assistant State Prosecutor Susan T. Villanueva resolved the complaints filed by the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDU) and priv... 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