Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra (center of front row) and Undersecretary Antonio T. Kho (lower right) with State Prosecutors and Prosecution Attorneys Association Incorporated (SPPAAI) officersThe Department of Justice, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Law Center Institute for the Administration  of Justice, is conducting the Regional Training on A.O. 35 for prosecutors, investigators, and other relevant personnel, an MCLE-Accredited program, in Davao CityCity Prosecutors from the National Capital Region (NCR) make a courtesy call to Justice Secretary Menardo I. GuevarraDOJ officials and personnel attend the first flag raising ceremony with newly-appointed Justice Secretary Menardo I. GuevarraJustice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra delivers his first message to his DOJ family during the flag raising ceremony on 16 April 2018
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Just like anybody who is new to the job, I want to know as much as I can about the Department of Justice. It is only when we fully know that we can truly act and effectively address the various concerns of each office in the department. Our fi... continue reading
My first visit to the DOJ as the Justice Secretary afforded me the chance, not only to have a first look at the different offices in the DOJ compound, it also gave me the chance to meet the senior officials of the Department. We have our work... continue reading
I sincerely thank our beloved President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, for the trust and the confidence he reposed on me as his first Secretary of Justice. I am equally thankful for the opportunity to have served our countrymen as the steward of your ... continue reading
The Department of Justice – Office for Competition (DOJ-OFC), in partnership with the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (OINLEA) of the United States (US) Embassy and Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, ... continue reading
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:6) Greetings of Peace and Goodwill in ... continue reading
In a Resolution dated March 27, 2018, Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II granted the Motion for Reconsideration filed in the case of PSSUPT Jonathan A. Cabal vs. Provincial Board Member Nino Rey Boniel (OSEC-PR-LLC-2-220917-00, NPS Docket N... continue reading
The Department of Justice lauded the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their successful joint operation which led to the rescue of minors used in child pornography and the arrest of the producer/di... continue reading
Acting on the Automatic Review in relation to the case docketed as NPS No.. VXI-INV-17G-0071, entitled: “Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Major crimes Investigation Unit vs Peter Go Lim a.k.a. Jaguar, Rol... 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