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

Male 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.SOJ Aguirre presents to the media the newly-donated signal jammers to thwart convicts at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) from communicating from the outside world in a bid to rehabilitate the national penitentiary.One of the two signal jammers to be used in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP)
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“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
Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II lauded the efforts of the prosecutors who secured a successful conviction of the accused in the Php 2 Billion Subic Drug Case. The case resulted from the arrest of Albert Chin and Romeo Manalo on Augus... continue reading
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
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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