President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft welcomes high-level delegations to the 2016 UNGASS on the Word Drug Problem, from 124 Member States including eight (8) Heads of State and nine (9) international organizations. Philippine Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas addresses the 2016 UNGASS and reiterates the three (3) basic tenets underlying the Philippine commitment on the fight against illicit drugs.Members of the Philippine Delegation led by Secretary of Justice Emmanuel Caparas together with (left to right first row) Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparaguirre, Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board Secretary Felipe Rojas Jr., (2nd Row left to right), PDEA Assistant Secretary Rene Arnold Orbe, DOH Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago, DDB Undersecretary Edgar Galvante. Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III (left) welcomes Nepalese delegates led by Mr. Rajendra Kumar Paudel of Nepal's Department of Money Laundering Investigation on March 16, 2016 at the Department of Justice.Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles of the Department of Justice-Legal Staff briefs the Nepalese Delegation on the DOJ's Role in the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines. (L-R) Assistant State Prosecutors (ASPs) Charlie Guhit and Gilmarie Fe Pacamarra, Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles and ASP Arlie Alilam-Ramos orient the Nepalese delegation on the conduct of preliminary investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases.The members of the Nepalese Delegation during their study visit in connection with the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines, with DOJ officials.Ms. Melanie M. Reyes, a member of the Philippine Commission on Women's National Gender Resource Pool , speaks before employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the "Responsible Parenting" seminar facilitated by the DOJ Training Section.Participants in the "Responsible Parenting" seminar held on March 15, 2016 at the DOJ Forum Building in Manila. Atty. Myles B. Gonzales-Esquivel, Child Justice League, Inc. Executive Director, lectures on International and Philippine Legal Framework on Women's Human Rights during the "Forum on Women's Rights" on March 8, 2016.DOJ officials and employees attend the "Forum on Women’s Rights" as part of the Department’s celebration of Women’s Month this March.
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The Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime (OOC) conducted simultaneous cybercrime trainings on 15-22 June 2016 in Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) Training Center, Tagaytay City, for law enforcers, prosecutors, public attorneys, and judge... continue reading
Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas said there will be no letup in the government's, campaign against illegal drugs as he commended prosecutors for the conviction of seven drug traffickers. In separate Decisions, different courts convicted ... continue reading
Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas called on all victims of human trafficking to come out in the open and help in the government's fight against the said crime. He said, "We wish to treat them as partners in the campaign to locate ... continue reading
Justice Secretary and Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Chairperson Emmanuel L. Caparas vowed to find a way to be involved in the country's fight against human trafficking even as a private citizen as he steps down from his offi... continue reading
The DOJ scores another conviction after the Oras Regional Trial Court in Eastern Samar found an accused in a crime of homicide against an 86-year-old man guilty beyond reasonable doubt. In a 9-page decision, the Court sentenced Hermie Arago Vi... continue reading
The Department of Justice scores anew with the conviction of two notorious kidnappers for the kidnapping and murder of a sister of the owner of Uratex Philippines, her driver, and a police officer in 2001. In the Informations filed against the... continue reading
The Kidapawan City Regional Trial Court sentenced a North Cotabato District Jail detainee to 12 years and one day to 20 years imprisonment for smuggling 14 small sachets of shabu inside the jail upon his return from a court hearing. In a nine-... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) commended the Office of the Regional Prosecutor of Central Visayas for successfully prosecuting two cases involving Infanticide and Parricide. In a 16-page Decision, the Dumagete City Regional Trial Court - Bran... continue reading
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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