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Gov’t studying legal options on contracts with water utilities

THE government is studying its legal options over what it claims are onerous provisions in the contracts of two water utilities, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Thursday.

Guevarra still unsure of SC nomination

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra said he will think about his nomination for the Supreme Court associate justice position vacated by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta.

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.

Convicts who have yet to surrender down to 19 — DoJ

THE NUMBER of illegally released convicts who have yet to surrender is down to 19, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said yesterday.

New rules disqualify murderers, rapists from parole grants

AUTHORITIES signed revised rules on the release of convicts for good conduct after illegally freeing about 2,000 felons convicted of heinous crimes.

Duterte fires prison chief, orders probe

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte dismissed his prison chief late yesterday and ordered an investigation of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials over the illegal release of convicts for good conduct.

Chief justice selection extended to Sept. 2

THE SELECTION process for the country’s chief justice has been extended through Sept. 2, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said yesterday.

Ex-mayor Sanchez may get early release

FORMER Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted of rape and murder, may be released earlier for good conduct, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said yesterday.

DoJ orders NBI to probe killing of Dinagat Islands provincial board...

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the killing of a member of the Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) last July 7.

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.

ICC case against Xi to ‘stress a point’

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra said the communication filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) “was more of a political statement than a true legal action.”

NBI, BuCor ordered to report on probe of drug trade in...

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to apprise him on the investigation on the alleged illegal drug trade operated by an inmate in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

JBC comes up with shortlist for SC associate justice

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has included 13 names in its shortlist for the Supreme Court (SC) associate justice position vacated by the current Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, according to Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra.

DoJ to ‘go by evidence’ on Sagay probe

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said the prosecution will go by the evidence that will be found by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in its investigation into the Oct. 20 Sagay massacre of nine sugar farm workers and the killing of a lawyer in Nov 6.

No public interviews for senior SC justices vying for chief justice

THERE WILL BE no public interviews for senior associate justices vying for the position of chief justice, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday.

2 associate justices eye chief justice post

TWO MORE Supreme Court associate justices are vying for the post of Chief Justice (CJ).

Guevarra disputes allegation of pressure on Makati judge in Trillanes case

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra disputed the allegation of Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary C. Alejano that Makati Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 Judge Andres B. Soriano is being pressured to rule against Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV.

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.”

Guevarra vows DoJ will not be used to ‘advance any political...

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Sunday defended his department after ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno alleged that they were using subpoenas...

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 chief: Witness protection for Napoles to end May 26

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Thursday said alleged pork barrel-scam mastermind Janet L. Napoles’s provisional coverage under the Department...

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...

Guevarra confirms documents shred prior to Aguirre’s exit

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Monday confirmed that documents were shred, as reported prior to the resignation of his...

Guevarra to meet with DoJ agencies

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra will meet beginning this week with the heads of the 10 attached agencies of the Department of Justice (DoJ),...