In a Resolution dated 12 September 2014 which was released today, Assistant State Prosecutor Susan T. Villanueva resolved the complaints filed by the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDU) and priv... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) today extended its deep sympathies to the family of the late Raul M. Gonzalez who served as Secretary of Justice from 1 September 2004 to 2 September 2007 and 16 November 2007 to 11January 2010.
"We wish to... continue reading
The Department of Justice recently completed its report on the garlic industry that saw big spikes in recent months - reaching a high of Php287.06/kilo in June 2014, which is a staggering 74% increase within a one-year period and more than 100% in... continue reading
In a Resolution promulgated on 26 August 2014, Justice Secretary Leila M. De I.ima reversed the 10 October 2013 Resolution of the Prosecutor General as well as the 16 January 2012 and 18 April 2012 Resolutions of the Investigating Prosecutor conce... continue reading
Pursuant to the findings and recommendations of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Fact-Finding Committee (Committee), composed of DOJ Undersecretary Francisco F. Baraan III, National Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Jose D. Doloir... continue reading
The Department of Justice today announced its support for ongoing Congressional initiatives to revise and amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. The current measures include adjusting the individual income tax brackets and reducing the ... continue reading
The Department of Justice announced today that the Criminal Code Committee (CCC) has completed Book 2 of the new Criminal Code on Crimes and Penalties after three years of drafting work.
On 20 April 2011, the Code Committee was establish... continue reading
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Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima today announced the appointment of seventy-two (72) prosecutors in the various prosecution offices in the National Prosecution Service (NPS).
President Benigno S. Aquino issued the appointments of 72 prosecut... 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