SPEECHES


SEPTEMBER 2015


AUGUST 2015

Stepping Up to the New Normal : the Daang Matuwid
On the Occasion of the 3rd General Membership Meeting of the Institute of Internal Auditors - Philippines - 12 August 2015

On the Occasion of the Launch of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012:
12 August 2015

The Imperative for Philippine Criminal Justice System Reform, Achieving Effectiveness and Equity
On the Occasion of the Seminar Hosted by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law - 8 August 2015

Jumpstarting the Implementation of the Penal Provisions of Republic Act 9646
On the Occasion of the International Realty Investment Summit and Expo - 7 August 2015

JULY 2015


JUNE 2015


MAY 2015

Developing the Community-Based Approach for Correction of Offenders Across ASEAN and Building Strategies in Community-Based Corrections and Achieving Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders
On the Occasion of the 3rd Asean Plus Three Forum on Probation and Community-Based Rehabilitation

Speech during the KBP General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers
On the occasion of the General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)

APRIL 2015

DOJ and OAP: A Partnership for Philippine Vision Health
On the Occasion of the 67th Optometric Association of the Philippines (OAP) National Convention

The PUP Education: Towards Positive Citizenry, Nation-Building and Public Service
On the Occasion of the 2015 Commencement Exercises of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Passion and Fearlessness: Fueling the Evolution of the National Prosecution Service
On the Occasion of the Prosecutors League of the Philippines 27th National Convention of Prosecutors

MARCH 2015

Reforming and Strengthening the Prosecution Pillar
On the Occasion of the 15th National Convention of Lawyers of IBP Cebu City

Applying the Rotary Four Way Test on the Philippine Justice System
On the Occasion of the District Conference of 2015 of Rotary International District 3800

Transform Prisons, Rebuild Lives: An Investors Conference
On the Occasion of the Regional Prison Facilities through Public-Private Partnership Project (RPF-PPP-investors Forum)

DECEMBER 2014

A Re-Birth for Bucor
On the Occasion of the Launching of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)of Republic Act No. 10575 or the BuCor Modernization Act

Advancing Economic Justice Through Competition Policy and Law
On the Occasion of the 1st National Competition Conference (NCC)

OCTOBER 2014

On the Occasion of the 5th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Convention for Public Attorneys
Manila Hotel - 17 October 2014

Welcome Remarks during the Stakeholders Consultation and Media Briefing, Amendments to the Anti-Hazing Law
National Youth Commission - 15 October 2014

Political Stability Under the Aquino Administration
On the Occasion of the Muslim Bar Association of the Philippines Conference - Diamond Hotel, Manila - 10 October 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014

The Key to Combating Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children: Harnessing the Power of the People
National Feedback Forum on Strengthening the LCAT-VAWC Systems - Antel Hotel, Makati City - 29 September 2014

Martial Law Experiences and Learnings Towards Transitional Justice
On the Occasion of the Commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law

Mapping the Future From Where We are Today
On the Occasion of the Lopez Group of Companies Economic and Political Briefing - Manansala Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati City - 15 September 2014

JUNE 2014

Set our Hearts Right, Put the Nation in Order, Light up the Future
Secretary De Lima bares her sentiments over a proposal to take away the WPP from the DOJ

MAY 2014

Joint Rotary Club Meeting, District 3830
The Peninsula Hotel, Ayala Avenue, Makati City - 13 May 2014

APRIL 2014

Launch of the e-Subpoena System
Camp Crame, Quezon City - 30 April 2014

4th ASEAN Workshop on Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons
Promoting the Safe and Successful Participation of Victims in the Criminal Justice Process - Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 28 April 2014

MARCH 2014

Commencement Exercises of San Beda College (SBC) College of Arts and Sciences
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) - 28 March 2014 08:00 a.m.

Sinochem Annual National Distributors Meeting
"The Pacesetter: We Lead. We Conquer." - Marriott Hotel, Pasay City - 04 March 2014 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 2013


NOVEMBER 2013

77th Founding Anniversary of the National Bureau of Investigation
"NBI Kakampi Mo, Katarungan at Katotohanan Hatid sa Inyo" - NBI Gymnasium, Taft Avenue, Manila - 13 November 2013 9:30 a.m.

2013 DOJ Executive Planning Session
H2O Hotel, Manila - 08 November 2013 8:45 a.m.

National Forum on Protecting Children in CyberAge
Manila Hotel - 07 November 2013 - 9:15 a.m.

1st Fraud Conference Manila
"Challenges Faced in Combating Fraud in the Public Sector" - 06 November 2013 12:15 p.m.

OCTOBER 2013

International Justice Mission (IJM) Book Launch
"The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence" - 23 October 2013

The Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Bureau of Corrections and the Public Attorneys Office
Department of Justice, Padre Faura, Manila - 03 October 2013 02:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2013


AUGUST 2013

Presentation of H.B. No. 2300 "The Philippine Code of Crimes" and H.B. No. 2032 "The Criminal Investigation Act"
Justice Reforms: The Need for Codification and Innovation - House of Representatives, August 2013

MAY 2013

Criminal Justice Response to Online Child Abuse and Violence
Workshop on Protecting Children Against Online Sexual Violence in Southeast Asia:Law Enforcement Cooperation and the Criminal Law Benchmarks of the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions - Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines - 23-24 May 2013 at 9:30am

46th NBI Agents Basic Training Course
NBI Gymnasium, Manila - 09:00 a.m. 08 May 2013

APRIL 2013

Commencement Exercises of St. Jude Catholic School (SJCS) - High School Department
SJCS Auditorium, San Miguel, Manila - 08 April 2013 8:00 a.m.

MARCH 2013

Opening Ceremony of the Forensic Ondotology Course
Dental Service Training School, Armed Forces of the Philippines Dental Service Center, Quezon City - 07 March 2013 10:00 a.m.

Forum on Effective Implementation of RA.No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor
Asian Center, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City - 10:30 a.m. 06 March 2013

FEBRUARY 2013

Kontra Pandaraya Movement Conference
"Perspectives on the Philippine Automated Electoral System" Asian Institute of Management Conference Room, Makati City 07 February 2013 2:00 p.m.

5th Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Global Conference
The Right to Information and Civil Society Participation in the Fight Against, and Prevention of, Corruption - 01 February 2013 09:00 a.m.

JANUARY 2013


DECEMBER 2012

Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) Year-End Address
Hyatt Hotel, Manila - 21 December 2012 10:45 a.m.

NOVEMBER 2012

Presentation Forum of the Proposed Criminal Code
Situating the New Criminal Code in the Larger Context of Justice Reform - Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City - 16 November 2012 09:00 a.m.

Ceremonial Signing of the MOA Between the DOJ, PNP and the Medical Action Group
Department of Justice, Padre Faura, Manila - 15 November 2012 10:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 2012

2nd Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit
EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City 22 October 2012 09:00 a.m.

Asian Regional Convention of the Federacion International de Abogadas (FIDA)
Cebu City - 03 October 2012

2012 STATE OF THE DEPARTMENT ADDRESS
115th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Justice - 01 October 2012 09:00 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Philippine Conference of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
"The Rule of Law and Respect for Human Rights under the Aquino Administration" - Capital Hilton - Washington, D.C. - 26 September 2012 - 10:30 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion with Human Rights NGOs
Romulo Hall, Philippine Embassy, Washington, D.C. - 24 September 2012 4:30PM

Orientation Workshop on the Operational Processes of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of the National Prosecution Service
G Hotel by Waterfront, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City - 13 September 2012 - 9:00 a.m.

25th Anniversary of the Alert and Concerned Employees for a Better SSS (ACCESS)
SSS Main Office, East Avenue, Quezon City - 04 September 2012 06:00 p.m.

AUGUST 2012


JULY 2012


Title: ADMINISTERING JUSTICE FOR WOMEN PWU Conrado Benitez Hall, Taft Ave, Manila - 3 July 2012 10:30am

JUNE 2012

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Central Luzon Regional Convention Sportsfest and MCLE
The IBP: Promoting Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in the Justice System - Mimosa Convention Hall, Clark Field, Pampanga - 28 June 2012 - 9:00 a.m.

Testimonial Dinner of the San Beda Law Alumni Association, Inc.
Public Service: A Calling Meant for a Rare Breed of Individuals Kalayaan Hall, Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City - 21 June 2012 6:00pm

MAY 2012


APRIL 2012

Moving Beyond Success and Towards Greater Social Responsibility
24 April 2012

Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 DOJ Sportsfest
DOJ Quadrangle - 10 April 2012 8:30am

49th Annual Convention of the Philippine Pediatric Society
Sofitel Grand Ballroom, Pasay City - 10 April 2012 5:00 pm

MARCH 2012

24th National Convention of the Prosecutors' League of the Philippines
Manila Hotel - 29 March 2012

45th NBI Agents Basic Training Course Graduation Ceremony
NBI Gymnasium, Taft Avenue, Manila - 27 March 2012

1st National Women's Summit on Safety and Security
Womens Safety and Security Issues: A Shared Responsibility - Hube Hall, YWCA of Manila17 March 2012

1st Quarter of 2012 National Executive Officers and National Board Meeting and Continuing Local Legislative Education Program
KEYNOTE SPEECH Continuing Local Legislative Education: The Path to Cultivating Wisdom and Integrity in Governance - Activity Center of Embarcadero Legaspi City, Albay, 15 March 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

Annual Convention of CCNAPI
Diamond Hotel - 24 February 2012, 8:00 am

81st Foundation Day of the Correctional Institute for Women
14 February 2012

Launch of the Codes and References for the Public Attorney's Office
Quezon City - 13 February 2012

109th Founding Anniversary of the Land Registration Authority
LRA Grounds, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City - 1 February 2012

JANUARY 2012

Meeting of the Rotary Club of San Juan GEMS of District 3800
Makati Sports Club Makati City - 31 January 2012

59th Anniversary of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
PNP Multipurpose Hall, Camp Crame, Quezon City - 19 January 2012

2012 DOJ Executive Planning Session
Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City - 12 January 2012

OCTOBER 2011

Creating an Environment Fit for Children
On the Occasion of the Media Forum on Children: State Policy and the Committee on the Special Protection of Children - October 20, 2011

Understanding the Children in Conflict with the Law
Sulo Riviera Hotel (formerly Sulo Hotel), Matalino Road, Diliman, Quezon City - October 14, 2011

A Just Philippine Justice System
On the occasion of the Launching of the CITIZENS GROUPS COVENANT FOR JUDICIAL REFORMS of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines(FINEX) - October 13, 2011

Competition: Economic Justice for All
October 12, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011

The Future of the Philippine Justice System
ELibrary Room, AIM Conference Center, Benavidez Street, Legaspi Village Makati City - September 29 , 2011

On the occasion of IBP's OFW Legal Assitance
Integrated Bar of the Philippines National Offices - September 12, 2011

AUGUST 2011

Ituwid Ang Daan Sa Sistemang Pangkatarungan
DOJ Multi-Purpose Hall, August 26, 2011

JULY 2011

"The Criminal Justice System: In the Service of Truth and the Rule of Law"
Development Academy ofthe Philippines Tagaytay City - 8 July 2011

Induction of the Media Exponents in Developmental Information Alliance (MEDIA), Incorporated Officers and Members
Social Hall of the National Press Club Intramuros,Manila - July 7, 2011

JUNE 2011

64th Breakfast Roundtable entitled "Good Governance: Lighting up the Justice System"
33rd Floor, Tower Club, PhilAm Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City - 22 June 2011

15th National Press Forum "Reporting Governance and Human Rights" and 2011 General Membership Meeting
Embassy Ballroom, Traders Hotel Roxas Boulevard, Manila - 22 June 2011

KEYNOTE SPEECH
One-day Workshop for the Philippine government Sector on "The Philippines and Promoting Responsibility to Protect" - 14 June 2011

KEYNOTE SPEECH
International Good Practice Forum to Strengthen the Witness Protection Program - 13 June 2011

Kalayaan 2011: Paninindigan ng Nagkakaisang Bayan
113th Independence Day Celebration of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office 1(PR01) - 12 June 2011

MAY 2011

CLOSING CEREMONY ADDRESS
Occasion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA) 14th Asia-Pacific Chapter Training Coriference - 26 May 2011

APRIL 2011


MARCH 2011


FEBRUARY 2011

First Meeting of the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) for 2011
Session Hall, Supreme Court, Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila, February 22, 2011

Magbinaydan 2011
Iriga Convention Center, February 9, 2011

2nd International Conference on Cybercrime
Mandarin Hotel, February 4, 2011

JANUARY 2011