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

DOJ Undersecretary Reynante B. Orceo (2nd from left), Caritas Manila Inc. Executive Director Fr. Anton Cecilio T. Pascual  (exteme left) and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Dir. Gen. Atty. Benjamin Delos Santos (extreme right) jointly signs the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DOJ and Caritas Manila, Inc. for the promotion of restorative justice by recognizing active participation of prisoners in religious and livelihood programs of Caritas Manila, Inc. to be credited for Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) as well as Time Allowance for Study, Teaching and Mentoring (TSTM) increasing their chance for parole.

DOJ Undersecretary Reynante B. Orceo delivers an inspirational message after the MOA signing between the DOJ and Caritas Manila, Inc. in connection with the joint restorative justice program for inmates of the national penitentiaryDOJ, Caritas Manila Inc. and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials and staffs take a group photo opportunity after the MOA signing on the restorative justice program for inmatesMale employees of the Department wear orange ribbons in support of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign's "Orange the world". This year's theme is "VAW-free Community Starts with Me".(L-R) Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III and Assistant Chief State Counsels Ruben F. Fondevilla and Pastor J. Benavidez wear orange ribbons as part of the 2016 UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.Administrative Service Director Liza B. de Leon pins an orange ribbon on the breast of one of the DOJ security guards during this morning's (November 28, 2016) flag ceremony as part of the "Orange Events" in support of the  UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.Representatives from the Department of Justice (DOJ) participate in the Kick-off Ceremony for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women held on November 25, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.
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The DOJ Employees’ Association (DOJEA) wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the successful and fruitful conclusion of the negotiation and the signing of the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) for FYs 2016-2019. In its meetin... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) joins other government agencies in the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12 with this year’s theme, “VAW-free community starts with... continue reading
“CEZA has not authorized any of its operators to setup office or any of their operations in the Clark Freeport. It is very apparent that some foreigners are violating our laws. We will not tolerate that.”, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguir... continue reading
“Success!” This was how DOJ Secretary Aguirre described the apprehension of 1,316 Chinese nationals who were working without the necessary work permits in Clark, Pampanga. Unofficially called Oplan Fountain, referring to Fontana Le... continue reading
On behalf of the whole DOJ Family, we join the families of the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre in prayer and solemn commemoration of that dastardly act that claimed the lives of innocents. We pray not only for the eternal repose of the sou... continue reading
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II clarified that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director and his deputies may not issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum in the absence of an authority granted by the Chief of the Philip... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) underscored anew its support of President Duterte's thrust to run after individuals involved in drug-related activities by vigorously pursuing drug cases. DOJ prosecutors from Luzon recently secured the conv... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ), represented by Undersecretary Erickson H. Balmes,  held a dialogue with the Lumads or the Indigenous People on October 17, 2016. The dialogue was held at the DOJ Executive Lounge. A representative from eac... 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