Undersecretary Jose Vicente B. Salazar delivers his welcome message during the opening ceremony of the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration. (PICC, December 16-19, 2014)Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, in her keynote speech during the OADR week-long Anniversary Celebration, applauded the work of the “men and women of the OADR in the DOJ headed by Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco for their unrelenting, steadfast, and tireless efforts in advocating and promoting ADR amidst very limited funds and manpower.” (PICC, 17 December 2014)The Secretary with one of the ADR Act of 2004 forerunners Dean Custodio O. Parlade, President Emeritus, PDRCI, esteemed Guest Speakers and several staunch advocates of ADR. (PICC, 17 December 2014)Executive Director Bernadette C. Ongoco delivered the OADR Year-End Address which served as the highlight of the week-long event, emphasizing on the successful accomplishments of the Office for the year 2014. (PICC, 19 December 2014)
Announcements - DOJ PhilGEPS


After a series of workshops for Regional Trial Court judges, the DOJ - Office for Competition (OFC) conducted the 1st Advanced Course on Competition Policy and Law (CPL) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 25-26 Ju... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) today commended the 16th Congress for the approval of the long overdue Philippine Competition Act, a landmark legislation that will penalize anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and anti-competitive merg... continue reading
The Department announced today that it has completed its review of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. "After extensive series of consultations with key stakeho... continue reading
The Department announced today the issuance of Department Circular No. 020 (DC 020) on the guidelines on bail for Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. “Since the passage of our cybercrime law, numerous compla... continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima today renewed warnings to human trafficking syndicates that the government "is determined more than ever to eliminate these elements who are preying on our children, women and overseas bound workers". ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with all its agencies and major partners marked a significant justice reform milestone with the signing of agreement on the National Justice In... continue reading
In line with the DOJ’s Integrity Management Program (IMP), a priority program of the Aquino Administration towards good governance through integrity, transparency and accountability, the Department conducted a 2-day Corruption Risk Assessmen... continue reading
The Vice President is not immune from suit. He is an impeachable official but he is not immune from suit. Among the impeachable officials, only the President is immune from suit. Impeachability only means that he cannot be removed from public offi... 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