Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas calls on all officials and employees for their support in his message during the flag ceremony.DOJ officials and employees commit to support DOJ Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas.DOJ officials led by (from L) Prosecutor General Claro Arellano and Chief State Councel Ricardo Paras III congratulate newly-appointed Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas.Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa shares victory with the Technical Staff employees - grand prize winner of the Dubsmash Contest - during the Department’s Christmas party last December 18, 2015.Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa distributes gifts to DOJ employees’ children during the Department of Justice Employees Association’s (DOJEA’s) Kiddie Party last December 18, 2015
Announcements - DOJ PhilGEPS


Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas called on the support of all DOJ officials and employees as he embarks on a five-month term as DOJ Chief. During the flag-raising ceremony, Caparas said, "I'm really counting on every... continue reading
The Manila Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 22 held two former executives of Rural Bank of San Jose, Inc. (RBSJI) as "guilty beyond reasonable doubt" for violation of Section 35 of The New Central Bank Act. DOJ prosecutors were able to pr... continue reading
Following promulgation of the Olongapo trial court’s judgment of conviction in the case of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, he will be transported, under the guard of personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), to Camp... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched today the DOJ Procurement Manual. The Procurement Manual was drafted based on Republic Act 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform ... continue reading
In light of the recent incident at the New Bilibid Prison last October 22, 2015, Secretary Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa has ordered Bureau of Corrections Director General Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III to conduct a full and thorough investigation on t... continue reading
Newly appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa said the Bureau of Immigration's deportation order against United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton cannot be implemented while his case is pending trial in a Phil... continue reading
Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa said the Department is committed to provide whistleblowers adequate protection, security and other benefits. In a statement, Caguioa said the Department’s Witness Protection, Security and Ben... continue reading
  Full text of the Second Report of the Joint National Bureau of Investigation - National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team (NBI-NPS SIT) on the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Incident (Redacted) ... 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