Tag Archives: doj

GOVERNMENT MAKING HEADWAY IN SOLVING MEDIA KILLINGS

Reporters Without Borders de-listed the Philippines from its list of top five most dangerous countries in the world for journalists

Duterte administration implementing laws meant to strengthen the protection of freedom of opinion and expression and the safety of media workers

 December 10, 2020

The country is reaping serious gains in addressing violent crimes against media workers, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Wednesday.”

From 1986 to the present, 244 cases of violence against media workers were reported. Out of the 244 cases, 180 were killings and… Read More

DUTERTE PROUD PHILIPPINES SIGNED WORLD TREATIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Gov’t work ‘far from over’ in advancing human rights

 December 7, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said work is “far from over” in efforts to foster a healthy human rights environment in the country.In his taped speech at the Human Rights Summit organized by the Department of Justice, Duterte said he is “proud” that the… Read More

 

PH to sustain functional justice system to protect human rights

 December 7, 2020

The government remains committed to upholding accountability and sustaining a functional justice system that complies with the highest standards of protecting human rights, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Monday.Speaking at the opening of the three-day Philippine Human Rights… Read More

DOJ to finalize terrorist ‘designation’ rules before yearend

 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is finalizing rules on the identification of persons who are members of terrorist organizations as mandated by Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.”We are in the process of crafting the rules. We hope to submit the rules for the ATC’s… Read More

DOJ SET TO RELEASE CORRUPTION CASES TO BE PROBED

Anti-corruption task force to evaluate all complaints next week

 November 27, 2020

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday said it would start sorting complaints received by the task force on corruption next week.”All complaints so far received by the task force against corruption secretariat are now being screened and evaluated. I will call a meeting of the main… Read More

PANELO DEFENDS DUTERTE’S REFUSAL TO NAME LEGISLATORS IN CORRUPTION

sser on Wednesday, Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) Executive Director Abraham Sales said the… Read More

No way to please Duterte critics

 November 25, 2020,

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Wednesday slammed critics for questioning President Rodrigo Duterte’s refusal to name lawmakers who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors.In his commentary show “Counterpoint”, Panelo said detractors… Read More

DOJ to refer corruption raps vs. solons to Ombudsman

 November 25, 2020

MANILA – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said he received instructions on going after public officials, who do not belong to the executive department, in the course of the investigations into corruption allegations.”The President stated that if the involvement of a member of… Read More

PACC insists only Ombudsman can probe elected officials

 November 25, 2020

MANILA – The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Wednesday reiterated that the agency cannot name or probe lawmakers linked in corruption at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), insisting that only the Office of the Ombudsman has jurisdiction to investigate elected… Read More

MEGA TASK FORCE VS. CORRUPTION TO PROBE MEDIA EXPOSES

To prioritize COA, media reports in corruption probe

 The mega task force against corruption would prioritize audit reports from the Commission on Audit (COA) and past media reports before launching a government-wide investigation on corruption allegations.In a Laging Handa briefing on Wednesday, Justice Undersecretary and spokesperson… Read More

Task force on corruption sets parameters for gov’t-wide probe

 

MANILA – The inter-agency task force that would look into allegations of corruption in government would prioritize five agencies in its investigation and have set parameters to determine which allegations would be considered, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday.In a… Read More

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the task force led by the Department of Justice (DOJ) will also be looking into the report of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) over the corruption investigation conducted on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“We’ll give it very serious consideration once received,” said Guevarra who noted the task force has yet to receive a copy of the PACC report.

“While waiting for specific complaints from the public, the TF will look into existing COA (Commission on Audit) fraud audit reports, investigative journalism reports, and other available information,” he added.

At the moment, the secretary said the task has yet to finish setting of the task force’s operations center at the DOJ which will “gather reports and receive complaints from the public.”

Guevarra said the operations center will also “ evaluate which of these complaints or reported cases deserve further investigation.”

“Only then will composite investigation teams be formed,” he said.

PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said he has already submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte the initial report of the PACC’s investigation on corrupt activities at the DPWH.

The PACC is among the members of the DOJ-led task force which includes the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP), the National Prosecution Service (NPS), the DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime (OOC), and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).

PROTEST RALLIES ALLOWED BY ANTI-TERRORISM LAW

Advocacy, protest, dissent, stoppage of work, industrial or mass action, creative, artistic and cultural expression, other similar exercises of civil and political rights

DOJ, Lacson: ATA won’t infringe on right to protest

 Government officials on Thursday reiterated that the country’s new anti-terrorism law would not curtail the people’s right to stage protest actions.”Protests, along with those engaged in advocacy, protest, dissent, stoppage of work, industrial or mass action, creative, artistic and… Read More