The Department of Justice concluded today the first public presentation of the complete draft of the new Criminal Code before a full audience of more than 120 participants from various organizations in the criminal justice sector including agencie... continue reading
The Department of Justice Criminal Code Committee will conduct a Presentation Forum on the draft New Criminal Code on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, in Metro Manila.
The Forum will serve as the venue for the presentation of a simple, modern, and o... continue reading
The Department of Justice-Office for Competition (OFC) issued today an Advisory to notify consumers of their right to be informed of the details of the mobile or internet services for subscription. It reminded telecommunications companies to be cl... continue reading
An Inter-Agency Task Force, chaired by the Secretary of Justice, has been created "to address the growing problem of fraternity-related violence." Memorandum Circular No. 68, dated 28 August 2014 but released only recently, w... continue reading
In a Resolution dated 12 September 2014 which was released today, Assistant State Prosecutor Susan T. Villanueva resolved the complaints filed by the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDU) and priv... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) today extended its deep sympathies to the family of the late Raul M. Gonzalez who served as Secretary of Justice from 1 September 2004 to 2 September 2007 and 16 November 2007 to 11January 2010.
"We wish to... continue reading
The Department of Justice recently completed its report on the garlic industry that saw big spikes in recent months - reaching a high of Php287.06/kilo in June 2014, which is a staggering 74% increase within a one-year period and more than 100% in... continue reading
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In a Resolution promulgated on 26 August 2014, Justice Secretary Leila M. De I.ima reversed the 10 October 2013 Resolution of the Prosecutor General as well as the 16 January 2012 and 18 April 2012 Resolutions of the Investigating Prosecutor conce... continue reading
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