In a Letter-Complaint dated 27 November 2013, filed yesterday, Dec. 4, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), through Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director MEDARDO G. DE LEMOS, filed charges for two (2) counts of Murderagainst sixteen (16) officer... continue reading
The Philippine Government is stepping up efforts to ensure that those who will take advantage of the vulnerability and desperation of survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), by illegally recruiting or trafficking them for exploitative purpose... continue reading
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) urged local government units of calamity-ravaged areas to protect their constituents from human traffickers taking advantage of the resulting economic hardships in their areas.
Justice Secre... continue reading
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) hailed the recent set of human trafficking convictions in Region III as these cases mark a milestone in the government's fight against trafficking in persons (TIP), in that these were the fi... continue reading
The ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) recently adopted for implementation several proposals from the Philippines to accelerate regional integration of ASEAN Member States (AMSs) by 2015. The Philippines was elected vice-chair of the AEGC f... continue reading
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The DOJ-Office for Competition (OFC) held a two-day capacity building seminar entitled "The Philippines' Competition Legal Framework and Institutional Set-up" last September 24-25, 2013 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, atte... 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