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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After reviewing the Report of the Joint National Bureau of Investigation - National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team (NBI-NPS SIT) on the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Incident, as submitted to her last 16 April 2015, Secretary of Just... continue reading
The DOJ-Office for Competition (OFC), in partnership with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development! Korea Policy Center (OECD/KPC), holds the International Workshop on Fighting Bid-Rigging today until Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at t... continue reading
During the various Committee hearings of both Houses of Congress on the Mamasapano Incident and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the issue on the use of an alias or aliases by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Panel Chairman Mohagher Iqbal... continue reading
The National Prosecution Service warmly welcomes the promotional and original appointments of seventy-five (75) prosecutors by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Today, the appointment papers of the said prosecutors were received by the Department, ... continue reading
On the CA's TRO in the Binay Case and SOJ's Alleged "Unconstitutional" Opinion “xxx” Which is especially a timely insight in light of the recent controversy about the implementation of the Suspension Ord... continue reading
The new Office of Cybercrime (OOC) of the Department of Justice issued today the first Annual Report on Cybercrime. It details the work done since its establishment in 2014 and includes compilation of cybercrime statistics and major projects. ... continue reading
The Department of Justice announces the event specifics of the upcoming Investors’ Forum on the Regional Prison Facilities through the Public-Private Partnership Project (RPF-PPP). The event, with the theme ““Transform Prison... continue reading
The effort of the PNP Board of Inquiry on the Mamasapano Incident is laudable. The report attempted a comprehensive and full account of the incident in accordance with its mandate. This includes the role and accountability of key public officials.... 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