The Department of Justice today announced its support for ongoing Congressional initiatives to revise and amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. The current measures include adjusting the individual income tax brackets and reducing the ... continue reading
The Department of Justice announced today that the Criminal Code Committee (CCC) has completed Book 2 of the new Criminal Code on Crimes and Penalties after three years of drafting work.
On 20 April 2011, the Code Committee was establish... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima today announced the appointment of seventy-two (72) prosecutors in the various prosecution offices in the National Prosecution Service (NPS).
President Benigno S. Aquino issued the appointments of 72 prosecut... continue reading
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director VIRGILIO L. MENDEZ submitted to Secretary of Justice LEILA M. DE LIMA the Final Report of Agent III JONATHAN A. MENGULLO and other members of the NBI Anti-Graft Division (NBI-AGD),dated 30 July 2014 ... continue reading
The DOJ Criminal Code Committee (CCC) announced today that it will conduct a roadshow presentation on House Bill No. 2300 or the new Code of Crimes, to be held on 6-7 August 2014 in General Santos City and Davao City, respectively.
"This ... continue reading
The, Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Cybercrime (OOC) recently completed a two (2)-day training seminar for State Counsels, Public Attorneys in the National Capital Region (NCR) and representatives of the Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordi... continue reading
Supervising Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III and the Department of Justice Panel of Prosecutors handling the Maguindanao massacre cases, condemn in the strongest terms, the allegations of Lakmodin Saliao to several media entities involvin... continue reading
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All the allegations of payoff and bribery against me and the Panel of Prosecutors are a complete fabrication.
Lakmodin Saliao's own statements disprove these allegations.
Saliao's claim is a contradiction in itself.
He speaks o... 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