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

Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony D. Fadullon, representing the DOJ National Prosecution Service (DOJ-NPS), participates in the discussion during the 3rd Case Conference for Cases Involving Extra-Judicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances and Torture held at the Diamond Hotel, Manila on January 27, 2017. The event was a joint undertaking of the Department and The Asia Foundation.Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter L. Ong,  Head of Administrative Order 35 (AO 35), briefs participants to the 3rd Case Conference For Cases Involving Extra-Judicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances and Torture held at the Diamond Hotel, Manila on January 27, 2017.Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II receives a commendation from Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chair Dante Jimenez for the DOJ's successful campaign against illegal drugs.  National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierranand VACC spokesman Boy Evangelista witness the event.Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II (in barong), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran (center), and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez (4th from right) with other members of the VACC after the awarding ceremonies for members of the Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (TFAID).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 inmates
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As Fictional as Batman and as Make Believe as Gotham City! She must be Joking like the Joker! ---Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II “Totally baseless! Bereft of any factual basis. I just try to understand where Senat... continue reading
“An outreach program is an integral part of our DOJ Volunteer Paralegal Immersion Program. You cannot graduate from it without organizing one.   We want our paralegals to see the rendition of  justice as one with ... continue reading
It is totally erroneous. It is a very irresponsible statement coming from a former Secretary of Justice - Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II The claim of Senator De Lima is totally erroneous. As a lawyer and as a former... continue reading
“I absolutely deny it. I made no such order. However, allow me to point out that Senator De Lima used the term “restores”, it only means that she is admitting that such privileges that she claims were restored were existing durin... continue reading
The call for my resignation has no factual and legal basis. I am appointed by the President. And for as long as I enjoy his trust and confidence, I will continue to serve as his steward in the Department of Justice.  I will continue to pu... continue reading
"In compliance with the earlier pronouncement of President Duterte, I have signed Memorandum Circular No.005, placing Department Order No. 554, dated August 25, 2016, in a state of indefinite suspension. Consequently, the authority of the NBI... continue reading
Because of the allegations/statement of PSUPT Rafael Dumlao III that some NBI people might be involved in the kidnapping and killing of the Korean Jee Ick Joo, NBI Director Dante Gierran, relieved and reshuffled some top officers of the NBI, to wi... 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