In line with the DOJ’s Integrity Management Program (IMP), a priority program of the Aquino Administration towards good governance through integrity, transparency and accountability, the Department conducted a 2-day Corruption Risk Assessmen... continue reading
The Vice President is not immune from suit. He is an impeachable official but he is not immune from suit. Among the impeachable officials, only the President is immune from suit. Impeachability only means that he cannot be removed from public offi... continue reading
Irregular migration of "boat people" from Myanmar and Bangladesh is not new. Its escalation is brought about by the disruption of human trafficking chain running from Bangladesh and Myanmar to Thailand and Malaysia.
These "boat ... continue reading
The Department of Justice streamlines the process of going after misfits in the National Prosecution Service (NPS) through the issuance of a revised procedure on handling administrative complaints against prosecution officials and employees.
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The National Prosecution Service warmly welcomes the promotional and original appointments of eighty-five (85) prosecutors by President Benigno S. Aquino III. The appointment papers of the said prosecutors were received by the Department last 8 Ma... continue reading
The Department of Justice has given prospective bidders of the Regional Prison Facilities through PPP project until May 29 to submit their pre-qualification (PQ) documents. The implementing agency (IA) of the 'first of its kind" PPP proje... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ)—Office of Cybercrime (OOC) issued today an Advisory on the increasing use of online transactions, and to outline remedies for victims of online fraud.
"As citizens enjoy the convenience and choice in ... continue reading
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After reviewing the Report of the Joint National Bureau of Investigation - National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team (NBI-NPS SIT) on the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Incident, as submitted to her last 16 April 2015, Secretary of Just... 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