Secretary JESUS CRISPIN C. REMULLA
Jesus Crispin Catibayan Remulla is known to be a force to be reckoned with. Coming from a family of politicians, this Caviteño has since shown excellence in the field of law.
Secretary Remulla finished his primary studies at the De La Salle in Taft Avenue, his secondary at the Ateneo de Manila High School, his pre-law Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science at the University of the Philippines, and his Bachelor of Laws (Ll. B) also at the University of the Philippines.
He was on the top 17 when he took the Bar in 1987, and on the top 20 spot on his Career Executive Service Board Examination.
He began his law career as a private practitioner, being a Senior Partner at the Remulla and Associates Law Office, before moving on to be a Provincial Board Member for the Provincial Government of Cavite while being a Consultant and Provincial Coordinator for the MMDA on the Carmona Landfill Project.
He became Assistant Secretary at the Office of the President from 1998 until 2001; he then became the Chief of Staff of Senator Luisa Ejercito Estrada from 2002 to 2003.
He served as Cavite 3rd District Representative from 2004 to 2010; Cavite 7th District Representative from 2010 to 2013; Provincial Governor of Cavite from 2016 to 2019; and Cavite 7th District Representative and Senior Deputy Majority Leader from 2019 to 2022 before accepting his current role as Secretary of the Department of Justice.
Among the notable House Measures he has authored in the 18th Congress are:
• HB05989 – An Act Creating the Department of Disaster Resilience;
• HB06134 – An Act Mandating Banking Institutions to Strengthen the Financing System for Agricultural, Fisheries and Rural Development in the Philippines; and
• HB08992 – An Act Promoting the Use of Digital Payments for Financial Transactions of the Governments and all Merchants; and more.
Secretary Remulla has promised President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. that he would remain with him for the entire six-year term, and vowed that the DOJ’s vision to “Uphold the Rule of Law” is implemented.
He further described his vision for the DOJ, “to give justice to every man, woman and child no matter the circumstance of birth, no matter the economic standing.”