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

Undersecretary Reynante B. Orceo delivers his message during the rollout of the Uniform Manual on Time Allowances and Service of Sentence at the Ynares Hall, Provincial Capitol Building in Antipolo CityNewly-appointed Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Editha C. Fernandez takes her oath of office before Acting Prosecutor General Jorge G. Catalan, Jr.Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II (7th from left), along with DOJ officials, leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the new DOJ Justice CenterJustice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II speaks before his DOJ family during the groundbreaking ceremony of the DOJ Justice Center
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This pioneering partnership between your DOJ and the National University will surely enhance our capability to battle all forms of cybercrime in the future. The students of today will be our cyber warriors of tomorrow. Let us continue inve... continue reading
It is our fondest hopes that we can construct a home for your DOJ in every region or province in the country. We want our DOJ family to finally be able to proudly proclaim to all that they have a home they can truly call their own. We will... continue reading
My fellow members of the DOJ Family, magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat! For 2018, Pope Francis has declared that for the month of February, the Universal Intention that Roman Catholics should pray for is that ALL SHOULD SAY NO TO CORRUPTION. ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) remains committed to bring the Department closer to the people, as it continues to provide legal assistance to the public through the DOJ Action Center (DOJAC). In a report submitted to Justice Secretary Vitalia... continue reading
Today, we commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The consitution, being the supreme law of the land, is a sacred covenant between the government and the sovereign people. While we fully support the President'... continue reading
The Department of Justice was recently awarded a Freedom of Information Certificate of Compliance for the year of 2017 by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The Certificate signifies that the DOJ is fully compliant with ... continue reading
The statement of Rappler is clearly unfounded and most unfair to the good men and women of the NBI and of the DOJ as a whole. DO No. 017 which granted to the NBI the authority to conduct investigation and case build up over possible violation ... continue reading
To our dear members of the DOJ Family, my fellow public servants, a rainy but a very blessed Monday morning to all! During my very first Flag Ceremony with you as the steward of our DOJ, I promised that we will all endeavor to make the DOJ bet... 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