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Justice department to reopen Pimentel probe for violation of lockdown rules

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) will reopen its investigation of an administration senator for violating quarantine rules at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Thursday.

Duterte orders investigation into Philhealth irregularities

President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the creation of a task force to investigate irregularities within the Philippine Health Corp. (PhilHealth) as the state insurer’s...

DoJ says it has death certificates of inmates who died of...

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has received from prison officials the death certificates of 21 inmates who died of the coronavirus, nine of whom were convicted drug traffickers, according to the agency.

Justice department issues rules on criminal prosecutions for Competition Act violators

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a circular approving the rules implementing the criminal provisions of Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA).

300 inmates, prison staff positive — DoJ

MORE than 300 inmates and staff of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) have been infected with the coronavirus, the Justice department said on Thursday.

Warrantless arrest of teacher over tweet threatening Duterte invalid, but sedition...

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) said that the warrantless arrest of a teacher who offered a P50-million bounty for anyone who kills President Rodrigo...

DoJ, Senate back ABS-CBN operation

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas and Charmaine A. Tadalan, Reporters THE Department of Justice (DoJ) stood by its position that ABS-CBN Corp. can still operate...

DICT offers DoJ use of its PNPKI digital certificates

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) offered its Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI) digital certificates to the prosecutors and officers of the Department of Justice — National Prosecution Service (DoJ-NPS).

DoJ may use drug dealer as witness in case vs senator

GOVERNMENT prosecutors will consider using a self-confessed drug dealer as a witness in the inciting to sedition charge against a former senator critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and 10 others.

DoJ orders probe on immigration officials involved in trafficking

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has ordered a probe on immigration officials allegedly involved in human trafficking and escort services.

DoJ to study plan to end military agreement with US

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered government lawyers to expand their study of a plan to end an agreement with the US on the deployment of troops and equipment for war games, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday.

DoJ files criminal case vs Kapa leaders for illegal securities sale

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said criminal charges had been filed against Kapa-Community Ministry International (KAPA) and its officers for the illegal sale of securities.

DoJ to decide major cases at start of year

THE Justice department is expected to resolve “big cases” at the start of the year, a government prosecutor said on Friday.

DoJ says call of US Senate body won’t affect de Lima...

A US SENATE committee resolution urging the government to drop the charges against two of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s staunchest critics won’t affect their criminal cases, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Wednesday.

DoJ posts record in 2018 human trade convictions

VARIOUS courts convicted 119 human traffickers last year, a record since a measure outlawing human trade for forced labor, sexual slavery and other illegal purposes was enacted in 2003, according to the Justice department.

DoJ rules out conflict of interest in review of water contracts

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra ruled out conflict of interest in the government’s review of contracts with water companies, saying it was he who had led the review.

DoJ seeks return to detention of massacre suspect

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have asked a Quezon City trial court to order the return to detention of one of the principal suspects in the massacre of more than 50 people in Maguindanao province in 2009.

DoJ orders travel ban for Generoso murder suspects

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Tuesday said he has ordered the prosecutor’s office to apply for a precautionary travel ban against the suspects in the killing of a broadcaster in Dumaguete City.

Nationwide round-up

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) is still verifying if a suspected foreign drug trafficker, supposedly arrested in a 2013 police operation carried out by 13 allegedly rogue cops, entered the country last month.

DoJ to probe explosion in Bilibid

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) will be looking into security breaches in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) after an IED exploded in the maximum security compound on Friday morning.

Ex-senator summoned to DoJ

GOVERNMENT prosecutors summoned former Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV after he was charged with kidnapping of a woman back in 2016.

Errors prompt DoJ to stop arresting convicts

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has stopped re-arresting convicts illegally released for good conduct after spotting errors in the list of convicts submitted by the Bureau of Corrections, according to DoJ spokesman Markk Perete.

DoJ studying options for arrest of Sison, others

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) is studying options for the arrest of exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison and several others over a mass killing 30 years ago.

DoJ to finish hearing sedition complaint vs VP

GOVERNMENT prosecutors are about to finish hearing the sedition complaint against Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo and 35 others and will soon submit the case for decision.

DoJ asked to junk sedition complaint

TWO former opposition senators and a losing senatorial candidate have separately asked government prosecutors to dismiss sedition charges against them.

2 cops under probe in Balaoan vice-mayor’s murder

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has started the preliminary investigation into the double murder and multiple counts of frustrated murder complaint against two police officers in connection with the killing of Balaoan, La Union vice-mayor Al-fred O. Concepcion and his bodyguard on Nov. 14, 2018.

Robredo denies sedition charge at DoJ

VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo yesterday denied the sedition charge against her, saying she wasn’t part of an alleged plot to destabilize the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Joint body to review rules on early release

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) and Department of the Interior and Local Government have created a committee that will review the rules on parole.

PhilHealth officials face graft at DoJ

GOVERNMENT agents filed graft charges against 21 officials and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for allowing a company to do business with the government despite findings of fraud.

Senators buck Sanchez release; DoJ says case still being reviewed

SENATORS on Thursday opposed the early release of former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, and urged authorities to review his qualifications.

DoJ summons party-list groups over ‘kidnapping’

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have summoned officials of leftist party-lists over the alleged abduction and recruitment of students to their causes.

DoJ files 2nd motion for judge to inhibit in Korean businessman’s...

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice again asked a judge of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to inhibit from the proceedings in the case of the slain Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo.

DoJ panel formed to look into sedition charges vs. Robredo et....

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has formed a panel of prosecutors to look into a complaint against several prominent figures who are supposedly involved with a series of videos that linked President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his family to illegal drugs.

Gov’t ready to face UN inquiry into drug war — Justice...

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Friday that the Philippine government is ready should the United Nations start a probe into the administration’s war on drugs, this after Reuters reported that Iceland has submitted a draft resolution calling for an investigation into the alleged killings related to the drug war.

DoJ chief pushes joint inquiry on boat sinking

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said he suggested a joint inquiry with China be conducted to probe the June 9 collision between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat off Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea.

DoJ forms inquiry on killing of leftists

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra approved the creation of two Special Investigating Teams that will probe the killing of three activists in the Bicol Region.

Immigration told to keep a lookout for KAPA officers

THE Department of Justice has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against 16 officers and incorporators of KAPA-Community Ministry International Inc., and three officers of Alabel-Maasim Credit Cooperative (ALAMCCo).

DoJ to seek hold departure order vs suspects in ‘ghost’ dialysis...

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra yesterday said the Department of Justice (DoJ) will apply for a hold departure order (HDO) against all accused in the “ghost” dialysis claims once the case is filed in court.

Provincial prosecutor survives shooting in Oriental Mindoro

A PROVINCIAL prosecutor from Oriental Mindoro was shot Monday morning, sustaining five gunshot wounds and was to undergo surgery, an official from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

DoJ ‘ready to investigate’ Tulfo ad deal

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday said it is ready to investigate the controversial P60-million advertisement deal between former tourism secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo and her brothers, Bienvenido “Ben” T. Tulfo of Bitag Media and broadcaster Erwin T. Tulfo of PTV-4.

Lawyer Kapunan indicted for slander charge

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ), in two separate resolutions, indicted lawyer Lorna P. Kapunan for slander based on the complaints filed by University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo T. Divina.

Bikoy in ‘narcolist’ video a no-show at DoJ

PETER JOEMEL Advincula, the man claiming to be “Bikoy” in the controversial “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The Real Narcolist) series of videos, did not appear in Tuesday’s preliminary investigation of the estafa complaint filed against him in connection with a beauty pageant he organized in Aug. 2018.

DoJ dismisses complaint vs 3 cops suspected in QC prosecutor’s murder

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) dismissed the murder complaint against three policemen and several others in connection with the May 11, 2018 killing of Quezon City Deputy City Prosecutor Rogelio A. Velasco.

Netizen charged over video tagging Duterte’s kin

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday disclosed the identity of the arrested netizen who shared the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The Real Narcolist) which implicated members of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s family in the drug trade.

Complaint of mother in Sagay massacre up for resolution

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has submitted for resolution the complaint of a mother whose 14-year old son is allegedly being forced to stand as a witness in the Oct. 20, 2018 Sagay massacre.