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
The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) sentenced five (5) accused of kidnapping for ransom and serious illegal detention.
In a 19-page decision, the Manila RTC Branch 55 meted the penalty of Reclusion Perpetua without eligibility of parole agai... continue reading
Philippine Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas addressed the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem today, reaffirming the Philippines’ “unwavering drive and strong efforts to win the war on illegal dr... continue reading
Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas expressed the need to amend the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (RA 9994) to avoid confusion with the proper identification documents ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) made headway in its campaign against human trafficking with the conviction of a mother engaged in cybersex operation using her own minor daughter and those of her neighbors'.
The Regional Trial Court (RTC) o... continue reading
The Philippine Delegation (PhilDel), led by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldos and Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas, to the United Nations 60th Meeting of the Commission on Women (CSW60) succeeded in bringing issues of Filipino women and girls to ... continue reading
The Department of Justice (DOJ) secured the conviction of a businessman for tax evasion (Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code) after the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) sentenced Dr. Joel C. Mendez to an indeterminate prison term of one to... continue reading
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The Surallah, South Cotabato Regional Trial Court convicted a municipal engineer for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The DOJ Prosecutor successfully proved beyond reasonable doubt that the municipal engineer: (1) allowed an una... 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