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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.

Australian nun asks DoJ to reverse visa cancellation, deportation order

Text and photo by Dane Angelo Enerio Australian missionary Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Department of Justice (DoJ) to reverse a government directive dated...

DoJ ends witness protection coverage for pork barrel scam suspect

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles's provisional coverage under the Department of Justice's (DoJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP) has been terminated, a...

COA flags DOJ fund transfers worth P621 million

by Dane Angelo Enerio The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged as anomalous several undocumented fund transfers, payrolls, and unauthorized bank accounts in its 2017...

DoJ files appeal on dismissed charges in P6.4-billion shabu case

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to Judge Arthur B. Melicor of the Valenzuela City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 284 to reinstate...

DoJ’s Guevarra to have a “more personal approach” with Dela Rosa’s...

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday told Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald M. Dela Rosa he "intends to have a more personal...

DoJ starts probe on SC IT consultant; Senate urged to assert...

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday, May 2, began its investigation on the Supreme Court’s (SC) allegedly anomalous hiring of information and technology...

Kidnappers dressed as cops to face charges

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has recommended the filing of criminal charges against two suspects involved in the kidnapping of a man from Sariaya,...

DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio ALL incumbent Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Justice have been directed to “tender their unqualified courtesy resignations...

DoJ upholds reinstatement of charges vs. high profile drug personalities

The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday, April 27, upheld its decision to reinstate the dismissed drug charges against several high profile drug personalities, according to...

DoJ says murder case vs cops unaffected by change of jurisdiction

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday gave assurance that the murder case against the two police officers accused of killing teenagers Carl Angelo...

DoJ’s travel-limit orders deemed unconstitutional

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday voted unanimously to declare as unconstitutional a Department of Justice (DoJ) order giving...

Duterte accepts Aguirre resignation

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has accepted the resignation of Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II. " I just also tell you now...

Espinosa, others summoned as DoJ sets new hearing on drug case

THE Department of Justice (DoJ), in an order dated March 22 and released on Wednesday, has subpoenaed alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim, confessed...

Justice department issues subpoena against suspected drug lords

The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday, March 22, issued subpoenas against alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim, confessed drug distributor Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa,...

NBI ordered to probe shootout that killed gunshot victim on the...

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was directed to probe a shootout that killed two persons, including one who was being taken to the...

DOJ grants BIR motion to drop P37.9-B tax evasion raps vs...

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted the motion of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to withdraw its complaint against Mighty Corp. following the...

Parents file murder, torture charges vs cops in Kian delos Santos...

By Mario M. Banzon THE parents of slain teenager Kian Lloyd delos Santos on Friday, Aug. 25, filed a complaint at the Office of the...