Undersecretary Jose Vicente B. Salazar delivers his welcome message during the opening ceremony of the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration. (PICC, December 16-19, 2014)Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, in her keynote speech during the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration, applauded the work of the “men and women of the OADR in the DOJ headed by Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco for their unrelenting, steadfast, and tireless efforts in advocating and promoting ADR amidst very limited funds and manpower.” (PICC, 17 December 2014)The Secretary with one of the ADR Act of 2004 forerunners Dean Custodio O. Parlade, President Emeritus, PDRCI, esteemed Guest Speakers and several staunch advocates of ADR. (PICC, 17 December 2014)Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco delivered the OADR Year-End Address which served as the highlight of the week-long event, emphasizing on the successful accomplishments of the Office for the year 2014. (PICC, 19 December 2014)
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A Singaporean national who challenged authorities to “catch him if they can” is now behind bars after the prosecution team from the Dept. of Justice secured his conviction in an estafa case filed in Dumaguete City. Judge Rosendo Ba... continue reading
The Department of Justice - Office for Competition (DOJ-OFC) released the second installment of its transport sector study series entitled "Addressing Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Tug Assistance Service Industry". The complet... continue reading
The Secretary of Justice recently constituted the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels to handle cases involving violations of competition laws. "Effective anti-cartel enforcement requires a dedicated unit equipped with t... continue reading
The National Prosecution Service warmly welcomes the promotional and original appointments of one hundred twenty (120) prosecutors by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Today, the appointment papers of the said prosecutors were received by the Depar... continue reading
After a series of workshops for Regional Trial Court judges, the DOJ - Office for Competition (OFC) conducted the 1st Advanced Course on Competition Policy and Law (CPL) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 25-26 Ju... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) today commended the 16th Congress for the approval of the long overdue Philippine Competition Act, a landmark legislation that will penalize anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and anti-competitive merg... continue reading
The Department announced today that it has completed its review of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. "After extensive series of consultations with key stakeho... continue reading
The Department announced today the issuance of Department Circular No. 020 (DC 020) on the guidelines on bail for Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. “Since the passage of our cybercrime law, numerous compla... continue reading
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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