Undersecretary Jose Vicente B. Salazar delivers his welcome message during the opening ceremony of the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration. (PICC, December 16-19, 2014)Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, in her keynote speech during the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration, applauded the work of the “men and women of the OADR in the DOJ headed by Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco for their unrelenting, steadfast, and tireless efforts in advocating and promoting ADR amidst very limited funds and manpower.” (PICC, 17 December 2014)The Secretary with one of the ADR Act of 2004 forerunners Dean Custodio O. Parlade, President Emeritus, PDRCI, esteemed Guest Speakers and several staunch advocates of ADR. (PICC, 17 December 2014)Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco delivered the OADR Year-End Address which served as the highlight of the week-long event, emphasizing on the successful accomplishments of the Office for the year 2014. (PICC, 19 December 2014)
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Irregular migration of "boat people" from Myanmar and Bangladesh is not new. Its escalation is brought about by the disruption of human trafficking chain running from Bangladesh and Myanmar to Thailand and Malaysia. These "boat ... continue reading
The Department of Justice streamlines the process of going after misfits in the National Prosecution Service (NPS) through the issuance of a revised procedure on handling administrative complaints against prosecution officials and employees. J... continue reading
The National Prosecution Service warmly welcomes the promotional and original appointments of eighty-five (85) prosecutors by President Benigno S. Aquino III. The appointment papers of the said prosecutors were received by the Department last 8 Ma... continue reading
The Department of Justice has given prospective bidders of the Regional Prison Facilities through PPP project until May 29 to submit their pre-qualification (PQ) documents. The implementing agency (IA) of the 'first of its kind" PPP proje... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ)—Office of Cybercrime (OOC) issued today an Advisory on the increasing use of online transactions, and to outline remedies for victims of online fraud. "As citizens enjoy the convenience and choice in ... continue reading
After reviewing the Report of the Joint National Bureau of Investigation - National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team (NBI-NPS SIT) on the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Incident, as submitted to her last 16 April 2015, Secretary of Just... continue reading
The DOJ-Office for Competition (OFC), in partnership with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development! Korea Policy Center (OECD/KPC), holds the International Workshop on Fighting Bid-Rigging today until Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at t... 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