MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

Warm Greetings of Peace and Goodwill to all!

Welcome to the official Website of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and thank you for visiting us.

Under the mandate given to us by our President, Rodrigo “Digong” R. Duterte when I assumed office on June 30, 2016, your DOJ and all of its attached agencies will be in the forefront in the fight against criminality in all of its forms including the eradication of the menace brought about by drug related activities.

Likewise, we are tasked to make a concerted assault on the ramparts of entrenched corruption and to see to it that its perpetrators are punished to the full extent of our laws.

As your Secretary, I will do my utmost to fulfill these marching orders and put an end to these evils that beleaguer Philippine society. Just as our President has vowed to wage war against this multi-headed menace, I too, together with the honorable men and women of the DOJ, shall wage war against them. continue reading

Department of Justice employees receive free flu shot on 26 August 2016.Department of Justice employees receive free flu shot on 26 August 2016.Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II delivers his message during his first flag-raising ceremony as DOJ Chief on July 4, 2016.Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II delivers his message during his first flag-raising ceremony as DOJ Chief on July 4, 2016.Assistant Chief State Counsel Ruben F. Fondevilla congratulates newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II after delivering his message during the flag-raising ceremony on July 4, 2016. Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III (in suit) and other officials and employees look on.Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and his wife lead DOJ officials and employees in attending the first Friday mass held at the DOJ lobby on July 1, 2016.Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and his wife lead DOJ officials and employees in attending the first Friday mass held at the DOJ lobby on July 1, 2016.Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and his wife lead DOJ officials and employees in attending the first Friday mass held at the DOJ lobby on July 1, 2016.
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The Department of Justice – National Prosecution Service (DOJ-NPS) secured the conviction of “James Yap” for Violation of Republic Act (R.A.) 9160 (Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2011). In a 10-page Decision, the Lapu-Lapu City... continue reading
Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II took his oath of allegiance to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas Ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) before newly-elected Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III at the Senate of the Philippines, Pas... continue reading
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reminded parents of their important role in the upbringing and in the physical and psychological development of their children even as he issued a stern warning that the Department will ensure that abusive pa... continue reading
Justice prevailed in the ongoing fight against illegal drugs following the arrest of a construction worker who deals cannabis or marijuana, and another suspect for illegal sale and possession of methampethamine, more popularly known as "shabu... continue reading
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II commended the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Pangasinan (OPP-Pangasinan) for the conviction of the then municipal treasurer of Manaoag, Pangasinan for the embezzlement of funds intended for the constr... continue reading
The Cebu-RTC Branch 6 convicted a Cebu resident for raping his own daughter five times. In an 11-page decision, the Court found the accused guilty beyond reasonable doubt of five (5) counts of rape and sentenced him reclusion perpetua for each... continue reading
South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines, Kim Jae-Shin paid a courtesy call to Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II last Friday, 08 July 2016 at the Department of Justice to discuss a host of concerns involving the almost 90,000 legally staying Sou... continue reading
Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II today sworn into office the newly-installed officers of the Prosecutor’s League of Manila who will continue to discharge the mandate of the Department to “Uphold the Rule of Law.” In ... 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