President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft welcomes high-level delegations to the 2016 UNGASS on the Word Drug Problem, from 124 Member States including eight (8) Heads of State and nine (9) international organizations. Philippine Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas addresses the 2016 UNGASS and reiterates the three (3) basic tenets underlying the Philippine commitment on the fight against illicit drugs.Members of the Philippine Delegation led by Secretary of Justice Emmanuel Caparas together with (left to right first row) Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparaguirre, Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board Secretary Felipe Rojas Jr., (2nd Row left to right), PDEA Assistant Secretary Rene Arnold Orbe, DOH Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago, DDB Undersecretary Edgar Galvante. Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III (left) welcomes Nepalese delegates led by Mr. Rajendra Kumar Paudel of Nepal's Department of Money Laundering Investigation on March 16, 2016 at the Department of Justice.Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles of the Department of Justice-Legal Staff briefs the Nepalese Delegation on the DOJ's Role in the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines. (L-R) Assistant State Prosecutors (ASPs) Charlie Guhit and Gilmarie Fe Pacamarra, Senior State Counsel Marlyn L. Angeles and ASP Arlie Alilam-Ramos orient the Nepalese delegation on the conduct of preliminary investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases.The members of the Nepalese Delegation during their study visit in connection with the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Regime of the Philippines, with DOJ officials.Ms. Melanie M. Reyes, a member of the Philippine Commission on Women's National Gender Resource Pool , speaks before employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the "Responsible Parenting" seminar facilitated by the DOJ Training Section.Participants in the "Responsible Parenting" seminar held on March 15, 2016 at the DOJ Forum Building in Manila. Atty. Myles B. Gonzales-Esquivel, Child Justice League, Inc. Executive Director, lectures on International and Philippine Legal Framework on Women's Human Rights during the "Forum on Women's Rights" on March 8, 2016.DOJ officials and employees attend the "Forum on Women’s Rights" as part of the Department’s celebration of Women’s Month this March.
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) commended the Office of the Regional Prosecutor of Central Visayas for successfully prosecuting two cases involving Infanticide and Parricide. In a 16-page Decision, the Dumagete City Regional Trial Court - Bran... continue reading
The Department of Justice commended the Office of the City Prosecutor of Talisay City, Cebu (OCP - Talisay) for the conviction of a son of then-Talisay Mayor Socrates Fernandez and five other persons for two counts of Slight Illegal Detention. ... continue reading
The Department of Justice successfully prosecuted two cases involving violations of Election laws. In a six-page Decision, the Lingayen, Pangasinan Regional Trial Court (RTC)—Branch 37 found Marvin Portugal, Epifanio Inocencio, Jr., Mark... continue reading
The Department of Justice nailed the Prosecution Services for the conviction of six individuals involved in the crime of kidnapping for ransom of a debt collector and his driver in Pilar, Bataan in 2009. In a 33-page Decision, the Balanga City... continue reading
The DOJ has once again sunk its teeth of justice after the Dagupan City RTC found Jenny Dela Cruz San Pedro guilty beyond reasonable doubt of trafficking a minor neighbor. In a 22-page Decision, the RTC sentenced the accused to life imprisonme... continue reading
The Department of Justice secured the conviction of a guest at a Batangas beach resort for estafa. In a six-page Decision, the Regional Trial Court of Balayan, Batangas - Branch XI sentenced Marvin James Tolentino to an indeterminate penalty o... continue reading
The Department of Justice commended Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Lagrimas T. Agaran for securing seven criminal convictions of a former banker for the fraudulent rediscounting with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) of fictitious loan acco... continue reading
The Department of Justice scored another victory with the conviction of Rufino Garcia, president/owner of Angels of Mary Learning Center in Antipolo City for his failure to remit to the Social Security System (SSS) the penalty on delayed payments ... 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