President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft welcomes high-level delegations to the 2016 UNGASS on the Word Drug Problem, from 124 Member States including eight (8) Heads of State and nine (9) international organizations. Philippine Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas addresses the 2016 UNGASS and reiterates the three (3) basic tenets underlying the Philippine commitment on the fight against illicit drugs.Members of the Philippine Delegation led by Secretary of Justice Emmanuel Caparas together with (left to right first row) Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparaguirre, Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board Secretary Felipe Rojas Jr., (2nd Row left to right), PDEA Assistant Secretary Rene Arnold Orbe, DOH Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago, DDB Undersecretary Edgar Galvante. Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III (left) welcomes Nepalese delegates led by Mr. Rajendra Kumar Paudel of Nepal's Department of Money Laundering Investigation on March 16, 2016 at the Department of Justice.Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles of the Department of Justice-Legal Staff briefs the Nepalese Delegation on the DOJ's Role in the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines. (L-R) Assistant State Prosecutors (ASPs) Charlie Guhit and Gilmarie Fe Pacamarra, Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles and ASP Arlie Alilam-Ramos orient the Nepalese delegation on the conduct of preliminary investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases.The members of the Nepalese Delegation during their study visit in connection with the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines, with DOJ officials.Ms. Melanie M. Reyes, a member of the Philippine Commission on Women's National Gender Resource Pool , speaks before employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the "Responsible Parenting" seminar facilitated by the DOJ Training Section.Participants in the "Responsible Parenting" seminar held on March 15, 2016 at the DOJ Forum Building in Manila. Atty. Myles B. Gonzales-Esquivel, Child Justice League, Inc. Executive Director, lectures on International and Philippine Legal Framework on Women's Human Rights during the "Forum on Women's Rights" on March 8, 2016.DOJ officials and employees attend the "Forum on Women’s Rights" as part of the Department’s celebration of Women’s Month this March.
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The Department of Justice scored another victory with the conviction of Rufino Garcia, president/owner of Angels of Mary Learning Center in Antipolo City for his failure to remit to the Social Security System (SSS) the penalty on delayed payments ... continue reading
The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) sentenced five (5) accused of kidnapping for ransom and serious illegal detention. In a 19-page decision, the Manila RTC Branch 55 meted the penalty of Reclusion Perpetua without eligibility of parole agai... continue reading
Philippine Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas addressed the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem today, reaffirming the Philippines’ “unwavering drive and strong efforts to win the war on illegal dr... continue reading
Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas expressed the need to amend the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (RA 9994) to avoid confusion with the proper identification documents ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) made headway in its campaign against human trafficking with the conviction of a mother engaged in cybersex operation using her own minor daughter and those of her neighbors'. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) o... continue reading
The Philippine Delegation (PhilDel), led by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldos and Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas, to the United Nations 60th Meeting of the Commission on Women (CSW60) succeeded in bringing issues of Filipino women and girls to ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) secured the conviction of a businessman for tax evasion (Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code) after the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) sentenced Dr. Joel C. Mendez to an indeterminate prison term of one to... continue reading
The Surallah, South Cotabato Regional Trial Court convicted a municipal engineer for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The DOJ Prosecutor successfully proved beyond reasonable doubt that the municipal engineer: (1) allowed an una... continue reading
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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