The Secretary of Justice recently constituted the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels to handle cases involving violations of competition laws.
"Effective anti-cartel enforcement requires a dedicated unit equipped with t... continue reading
After a series of workshops for Regional Trial Court judges, the DOJ - Office for Competition (OFC) conducted the 1st Advanced Course on Competition Policy and Law (CPL) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 25-26 Ju... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) today commended the 16th Congress for the approval of the long overdue Philippine Competition Act, a landmark legislation that will penalize anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and anti-competitive merg... continue reading
The Department announced today that it has completed its review of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
"After extensive series of consultations with key stakeho... continue reading
The Department announced today the issuance of Department Circular No. 020 (DC 020) on the guidelines on bail for Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
“Since the passage of our cybercrime law, numerous compla... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima today renewed warnings to human trafficking syndicates that the government "is determined more than ever to eliminate these elements who are preying on our children, women and overseas bound workers".
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with all its agencies and major partners marked a significant justice reform milestone with the signing of agreement on the National Justice In... continue reading
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In line with the DOJ’s Integrity Management Program (IMP), a priority program of the Aquino Administration towards good governance through integrity, transparency and accountability, the Department conducted a 2-day Corruption Risk Assessmen... 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