MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

Warm Greetings of Peace and Goodwill to all!

Welcome to the official Website of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and thank you for visiting us.

Under the mandate given to us by our President, Rodrigo "Digong" R. Duterte when I assumed office on June 30, 2016, your DOJ and all of its attached agencies will be in the forefront in the fight against criminality in all of its forms including the eradication of the menace brought about by drug related activities.

Likewise, we are tasked to make a concerted assault on the ramparts of entrenched corruption and to see to it that its perpetrators are punished to the full extent of our laws.

As your Secretary, I will do my utmost to fulfill these marching orders and put an end to these evils that beleaguer Philippine society. Just as our President has vowed to wage war against this multi-headed menace, I too, together with the honorable men and women of the DOJ, shall wage war against them. continue reading

Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II and US Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Michael Klecheski sign the Child Protection Compact (CPC) on April 11, 2017 at the DOJ Executive Lounge in Manila. The CPC is a four-year joint undertaking between the Philippine and American governments to suppress online sexual exploitation of children and child labor trafficking .Mr. Elmer S. Mercado acts as facilitator during the DOJ's executive planning session held on March 22-24, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila.
DOJ officials and employees participate in the DOJ's executive planning session held on March 22-24, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila.Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II (center) poses with officials and employees of the Department who participated in the DOJ's executive planning session held on March 22-24, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila.Ms.  Gloria I. Ordista (center), one of three inmates from the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) who was granted a Certificate of Commutation of Sentence presents her certificate. With her in photo are (L – R) Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II and Justice Undersecretary Reynante B. Orceo, Undersecretary-in-Charge of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor)  and Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP). Mr. Roger B. Javillonar, one of four inmates who was granted conditional pardon during the awarding ceremonies on March 7, 2017, shows off his certificate. Those granted conditional pardon shall be automatically released from prison upon the award of certificates to them. Also in photo are Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II (R) and other DOJ officials.Mr. Darios Vallejos of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) briefs members of the Department of Justice Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Team on the importance of conducting an earthquake drill.
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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) debunked today persistent reports that thousands or hundreds of immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have resigned en masse or have gone on leave due to the non-payment of their overt... continue reading
Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their... continue reading
The almost seamless manner that our Bureau of Immigration personnel, who were assigned at all the terminals of the NAIA, have handled the large volume of arriving and departing passengers during the Holy Week rush speaks volume of their level ... continue reading
"The evil of human trafficking should be fought on all fronts. We should channel our collective efforts towards eradicating it.  Anything that debases or dehumanizes the dignity of  a person is an abomination that must end. Slavery ... continue reading
  This apprehension speaks very well of the competence and of the capability of our immigration officers. I commend their efforts at keeping our country safe from the threats of terrorism. ---Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Agu... continue reading
Acting on the request of Special Assistant to the President for the Visayas, Michael Dino, Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II today signed an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against alleged Cebu Road Rage shooting suspect, DAVID G... continue reading
On March 2, 2017, the panel of prosecutors created by DOJ Department Order No. 890 found probable cause to indict several police officers in the Mayor Rolando Espinosa slay case. Altogether, the 24 members of the Philippine National Police - C... continue reading
“Today we restore the vehicles to their rightful owners. However, we do not stop there. We want to ensure that we set a good example in bringing justice to all the victims in this case by effectively prosecuting the perpetrators and putting ... 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