DOJ@120 IS A ONCE AND A LIFETIME EVENT FOR THE DOJ FAMILY.
IT IS A VERY SIGNFICANT MILESTONE IN OUR EXISTENCE WHICH SHOULD BE PROPERLY CELEBRATED AND COMMEMORATED.
WE ARE CHALLENGING OUR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE TO DO JUST THAT.
- Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II
On June 30, 2017, as he was marking his first year as the Secretary of DOJ, Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II signed Department Order No. 447 which created the Organizing Committee tasked to plan the proper celebration of the DOJ@120 Founding Anniversary.
The milestone event will be celebrated by the DOJ Family on September 25-29, 2017 with a culmination activity on September 29, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be invited as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker for the culminating event.
DOJ Undersecretary Raymund L. Mecate was named as over-all chairperson and he will be assisted by Acting Prosecutor General Jorge G. Catalan, and DOJ Assistant Secretaries Juvy R. Manwong and Adonis P. Sulit.
The Department Order also created for sub-committees on Program, Finance, Invitation, Physical Arrangement and Security Arrangements.
“Hopefully and God-willing our weeklong founding anniversary celebrations will reflect the gains we have made as a justice department and in serving our countrymen for the past 120 years”, Secretary Aguirre said.