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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.

NDF consultant charged

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has indicted National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Renante M. Gamara for illegal possession of...

Cops linked to murder of QC deputy prosecutor ordered to comment...

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has ordered the respondents in the complaint over the killing of Quezon City Deputy City Prosecutor Rogelio A. Velasco last May 11, 2018 to submit their manifestation within five days over the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showing the moments before the crime.

Prosecution submits preliminary investigation on drug cases vs Lapeña

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) prosecution panel has wrapped up the preliminary investigation and submitted for resolution the complaints over the alleged the smuggling of shabu (methamphetamine) in the country that was kept in magnetic lifters in Aug. 2018.

2 indicted in Trece Martires VM’s murder

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) indicted two individuals, including the alleged gunman, in the slay of Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan, according to DoJ spokesperson and Undersecretary Markk L. Perete.

DoJ extends deadline for Lapeña’s counter-affidavit

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday allowed former Bureau of Customs (BoC) chief and now Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director-General Isidro S. Lapeña to submit on Feb. 21 his counter-affidavit to the complaint against him in connection with the shabu kept in magnetic lifters that slipped past the BoC during his watch in 2018.

Cops linked to QC prosecutor’s murder ordered to submit counter-affidavits

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has started the preliminary investigation on the killing of Quezon City Assistant Prosecutor Rogelio A. Velasco, who was ambushed...

Okada asks DoJ to reconsider estafa case

EMBATTLED JAPANESE gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada seeks to overturn the Department of Justice (DoJ)’s resolution indicting him and a former associate of estafa, questioning the department’s supposedly erroneous findings on the case filed by Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI).

DoJ to help speed up cases of rebels

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ), as a member of the national task force formed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for localized peace processes, will help in the speedy investigation and trial of people involved in the communist armed conflict, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.

DoJ denies conflict of interest in Okada estafa case

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) denied the allegations of conflict of interest on the part of Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra in connection with the National Prosecution Service’s (NPS) decision indicting Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada of estafa.

DoJ directs NBI to ‘look deeper’ into Sagay massacre

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Thursday said he has directed the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate “more deeply” the Oct. 20 massacre of sugarcane workers in Sagay, Negros Occidental.

Court orders DoJ to comment on Trillanes motion

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has been ordered by the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 to file its comment on the motion for partial reconsideration filed by Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV on his mutiny case.

DoJ appeals denial of motion to arrest Sen. Trillanes

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a motion for partial reconsideration at the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148, still seeking the issuance of arrest warrant and hold departure order against Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV.

DoJ set to appeal decision on Trillanes

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) is set to file, "not later than Friday" this week, a motion for partial reconsideration before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC)-Branch 148, which earlier denied its motion to issue an arrest warrant and travel ban against opposition Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV.

DoJ junks Garin’s motion to admit Dr. Lo’s affidavit

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has denied the motion of former Health secretary Janette Loreto-Garin to admit the supporting affidavit of Doctor Raymundo W. Lo in connection with the Dengvaxia cases, due to late submission of the plea.

DOJ submits opposition to Trillanes appeal in rebellion case

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) opposed an appeal by Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to reverse the order of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 for his arrest and travel ban and the reception of evidence.

DoJ files another arrest warrant request vs Trillanes

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) yesterday filed another application for the arrest of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, this time before the court that already dismissed the criminal charges for rebellion against the ex-mutineer in 2011.

DoJ seeks hold order on suspected drug trader Lim

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice(DoJ) has filed for a hold departure order (HDO) against businessman Peter Go Lim to prevent him from leaving the country amid his recent cases relating to the illegal drug trade.

DoJ formally accuses Peter Lim of conspiracy to commit illegal drug...

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday reversed its earlier ruling that cleared businessman Peter Go Lim of drug-related charges, formally accusing him with “conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading.”

DoJ to consider extradition of Napoles, kin upon request of US...

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday said his department will consider extradition, upon request by a US court, of Janet Lim Napoles and five other relatives who have been indicted in the United States in connection with a $20-million money laundering scheme.

DoJ indicts Espinosa, others for drug trade

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday announced it has found probable cause to charge self-confessed drug lord Rolan Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, Marcelo L. Adorco, Lovely A. Impal, and Ruel S. Malindagan for committing conspiracy to trade illegal drugs.

DoJ junks petition to include law dean in Castillo hazing case

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has dismissed a petition by the parents of slain law student Horacio Castillo III to include a dean at the University of Santo Thomas (UST) in connection with Mr. Castillo’s death by hazing on September 17 last year.

Guevarra flags corruption, lack of prosecutors in DoJ

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday flagged corruption in the Department of Justice (DoJ), saying in a forum anticipating Monday’s State of the Nation Address by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, “(S)ad to say, I have to admit nandiyan yan (it is there).”

Villar spouse, new appointees expected to stamp out corruption in DoJ

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday told BusinessWorld he expected President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s new high ranking appointees in the Department of Justice (DoJ) to have “excellent work output” and “to stamp out corrupt practices in the department.”

DoJ awaits ruling on petition to tag Reds as terrorists

THE DECISION to declare as terrorists 649 people allegedly affiliated with the communist rebellion in the country is now with the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra told reporters on Tuesday in a text message.

DoJ vows to assist probe in Cebu ex-prosecutor’s slay

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Tuesday said his department is “ready to assist the police” in solving the murder of Cebu lawyer and former state prosecutor Salvador Soliman.

DoJ’s Guevarra assigns new head prosecutor

SENIOR Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony D. Fadullon has been assigned to fill in the shoes of former Acting Prosecutor General Jorge G. Catalan, following the latter’s voluntary exit from his post.

Consumer group leader asks PCC, DoJ to probe fuel price movements

A MEMBER of an international consumer advocacy group has requested the Philippine Competition Commission and the Department of Justice to investigate whether the movement of fuel prices are “in compliance with the law.

DoJ chief welcomes police offer to help provide guns to prosecutors

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday welcomed the news that Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar G. Albayalde wished to help arm state prosecutors following the murder of Office of the Ombudsman assistant special prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco-Tanyag’s last Monday.

DoJ ready to defend itself with reopened drug inquiry

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Thursday expressed confidence the Department of Justice (DoJ) can defend the reopened drug investigation against businessman and suspected drug lord Peter Lim.