The Criminal Code Committee (CCC) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reported that work has begun on the drafting of Book 2 of the new criminal Code, a priority project of the current administration to simplify, codify and rationali... continue reading
In connection with the killing last 14 June 2013 of RONALD HO, an inmate in the Sablayan Prison 'and Penal Farm, Secretary LEILA M. DE LIMA has directed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director FRANKLIN B. BUCAYU to investigate, not just t... continue reading
Yesterday, 12 June 2013, Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima attended the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth World Congress Against Death Penalty in Madrid, Spain, as the official representative of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
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We, in the Department of Justice, have been struck by tragedy today, as we learned of the shameless and senseless killing of one of our valued colleagues.
Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Alexander Sandoval, Office of the Pro... continue reading
In a Report dated 4 June 2013, the DOJ-NBI Fact-Finding Team, which was constituted thru Department Order No. 204 dated 26 March 2013, to conduct a fact-finding investigation into the unrecorded/undocumented departure from the Philippines, on 19 M... continue reading
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The DOJ - Office for Competition (OFC) is launching the first ever course on Competition Policy and Law (CPL) in the country.
This introductory course is intended to be an elective subject for law students to be piloted at the... continue reading
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