The Department of Justice formally created nationwide Internal Affairs Units in the National Prosecution Service (NPS), the main prosecution arm of the government, with the issuance of Department Order No. 768 dated 11 August 2011.
"This is a first and significant step for the Department in pursuit of its core mandate to deliver justice for all. It must begin within — we must rid ourselves of misfits in the service," said Secretary Leila M. De Lima.
The issuance provides for an IAU for the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Prosecutor General and fourteen (14) regional IAU’S. Prior to this, extensive consultations and review by senior officials were made on the global best practices in the Jestablishment of internal affairs units. A Manual for Prosecutors was published outlining the IAU’s. An inventory of pending administrative cases have also been completed.
"We heed the call of the President for a clean and transparent system of governance specially in justice sector agencies", she added.