No to Human Trafficking - Justice Secretary Leila De Lima presides over a meeting with officials from different government agencies to reinforce fight against human trafficking last March 25, 2014 at the Executive Meeting Room 0, DOJ, P. Faura, Manila.Respect and Recognition - Justice Secretary Leila De Lima gladly gives a salute to one of the officers during the mass oath taking of prison guards and SWAT graduation day at the Bureau of Corrections on March 18, 2014.Planning Ahead  The National Prosecution Service holds a three-day Annual Planning Session and Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) Seminar actively participated by Regional Prosecutors and NCR City Prosecutors at the Lagoon Ballroom, Hotel H20, Manila on March 12-14, 2014.Pledge of Loyalty  Newly-elected officers of the Office of the Secretary of Justice Multi-Purpose Cooperative (OSJMPC) take their oath before Justice Secretary De Lima last March 3, 2014.Legislative Liaison System conducts its 3rd Cluster Meeting-16th Congress at the Hyatt Regency Hotel last February 28, 2014 attended by members of the Security, Justice and Peace Cluster from various government sectors.Relearning the Basics  DOJ Employees attend the Basic STI, HIV and AIDS Education Discussion at the DOJ Forum Building on February 27, 2014.Strategic Partnership - The Philippines and the Kingdom of the Netherlands seal cooperation in combatting human trafficking and child pornography during their week-long visit to the Philippines on February 10-14, 2014. Shown in photo are official representatives from the Netherlands with Vice President Jejomar Binay.Slippers Walk to Rebuilding  OADR staff donate slippers to typhoon Yolanda victims housed at Jose Fabella Center, Correctional Road, Mandaluyong City on January 17, 2014.
Announcements - DOJ PhilGEPS


In a 42-page Consolidated Resolution bearing the date 04 April 2014, the Panel of Prosecutors composed of Assistant State Prosecutors OLIVIA A.   RREVILLASS, HAZEL DECENA-VALDEZ, and MARl ELVIRA B. HERRERA resolved the three complaints t... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima hailed the decision of the RTC Quezon City convicting a man accused for the death of a 23-year-old master's degree student in Quezon City. The RTC-Quezon City Branch 226 sentenced Onofre Surat, Jr. of kid... continue reading
The Department of Justice announced that the first round of public consultations with stakeholders from business, media, academe and civil society organizations will be held today, 08 April 2014 at the Hyatt Hotel, Manila. The Technical Workin... continue reading
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) marked another labor trafficking conviction after Judge Silverio Castillo of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila handed down the decision against a recruitment  agency owner based in T... continue reading
The Department of Justice-National Prosecution Service (NPS) scored another victory against Tanniex Bangkong y Tingalon for violation of Section 5 Article II, of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as "The   Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act... continue reading
The Capiz Regional Trial Court (RTC) sentenced an accused found to be responsible for the death of Wilfredo Ocate of Sitio Boktot, Brgy. Agcagay, Jamindan, Capiz. RTC-Mambusao, Capiz Branch 21 Judge Daniel Antonio Gerardo S. Amular found accus... 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