The Department of Justice at its main office, on the occasion of its 118th Founding Anniversary, established a Public Assistance Desk (PAD) to address queries specially from out-of-town visitors and assist persons with disability.
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) - Bureau of Immigration (BI) today launched the BI Information System (BIIS) E-Counter Project at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The e-counters are designed for passengers’ convenien... continue reading
The Department of Justice Task Force on Anti-Terrorism gained another court victory after the conviction of a notorious kidnapper, sending a warning to other syndicates operating with the same type of modus operandi.
Based from court in... continue reading
The Department of Justice scored 3 consecutive court convictions against 3 delinquent rapists/sex offenders from different regions of the country.
In separate judicial decisions, the court convicted Facundo Salamanque from San Juan, Iri... continue reading
The government views with deep concern the reported acts of aggression against the Lumads of Eastern and Northern Mindanao, specifically in Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Sur. In response to said incidents, the Office of the President ... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima encouraged the public to strictly adhere to the law banning smoking in public places.
Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003) prohibits smoking in the following public places: centers... continue reading
DOJ Undersecretary Zabedin Azis, upon the instruction of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, has ordered NBI Director Virgilio Mendez to investigate the reported use of a sketch labeled "Muslim Type" by NBI Western Mindanao.
The sketch ... continue reading
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On 10 October 2012, the Fact-Finding Committee (FFC) on Illegal Mining, under the control and supervision of the Secretaries of the Departments of Justice (DOJ), of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and of the Interior and Local Government ... 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