Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II leads launching of first ever DOJ Free Bar Lectures Integration Series

08 October 2017


ToDOJ DoJnong, ToDOJ Tulong

Free Bar Lectures


The ToDOJ Free Bar Lectures Integration Series is our humble way of helping our future lawyers realize their dreams.

By inviting some of the most sought after Bar Review lecturers in the country to lecture we want to empower the 2017 Bar Candidates, particularly those from the provinces, to believe more in their chances of passing the Bar.

We are doing this for FREE so as not to burden anyone and everyone is welcome. 

                                                                       -Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II


On October 7, 2017, Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II led the launching of ToDOJ Na, the 2017 Free Bar Lectures Integration Series at the Auditorium of the Philippine Christian University, Taft Avenue Manila.

Secretary Aguirre was joined by Retired Justice Raoul Victorino, the Dean of the PCU College of Law, Sandiganbayan Justice Efren dela Cruz who will lecture on Legal Ethics and DOJ Undersecretary Erickson H. Balmes, the Executive Director of the DOJ Free Bar Lectures Project.

Around 430 Bar Candidates, from all over the country, joined Secretary Aguirre during the opening ceremonies. An almost equal number of 2017 Bar Candidates witnessed the event, and also the subsequent lectures,  via the internet.

Admission to the lectures is for FREE!

In line with the pro-nature thrust of the DOJ, all the free hand outs of each of the nine (9) lecturers were not printed and instead were sent, in PDF Format, to all who registered, both live and internet audience.

The DOJ Free Bar Lectures Team assembled a very formidable cast of lecturers who are experts in their respective subjects including former bar examiners.


The ToDOJ na lecturers are as follows:

a.) Justice Efren Dela Cruz - Legal Ethics

b.) Atty. Noel Ortega - Taxation Law

c.) Atty. Manuel Riguera - Remedial Law

d.) Judge Karen Canullas-Armada – Political Law

e.) Assistant Government Corporate Counsel Edwin Carillo- Legal Forms

f.)  Atty. Maria Zarah R. Villanueva-Castro- Mercantile Law

b.) PCGG Commissioner Reynold Munsayac - Criminal Law

c.) Associate Dean Cecilio D. Duka - Labor Law

d.) Atty. Crisostomo Uribe- Civil Law


Registration, for both live an internet audience is still open and is still for FREE.

Interested parties, please send your name, law school, provincial address, email address and mobile number to [email protected] .

“We hope to help our future layers realize their dreams for God, for country, and for Justice!”, said Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Tara na, ToDOJ na! To DOJ na!


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