But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II still urges those who oppose martial law to just 'see the wisdom' of President Rodrigo Duterte
The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam
Aguirre earlier alluded to Abad as the 'most guilty instigator' of the PDAF scam
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'Di ba may nagsabi diyan na may tutor o may mentor?' Aguirre asks, alluding to former budget secretary Florencio 'Butch' Abad
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is busy with many things about the Napoles pork barrel scam case, but what exactly are his powers as DOJ chief?
'The various contracts between Tadeco and BuCor have been reviewed and approved by no less than 6 secretaries of justice....It has also passed through 14 secretaries of justice who upheld its validity,' says Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says BuCor may file a case in court against Tadeco, but this would 'take a very long time'
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he has the names of the alleged NBI protectors
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon's allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
Department Order 267 directs the NBI 'to conduct investigation and case build-up over the accusations' of the gaming tycoon against the justice chief and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
'The camp of Matobato and Sabio apparently threw a net in the sea with this case and want to see how many fishes they can catch before the ICC. Sorry to disappoint them this early, they will catch none,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
'We have not seen the end of this,' Budget Secretary Diokno says
Aguirre also made an "appeal" to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti-drug campaign of Duterte with respect
Bomb maker Al-Dhafiri will be deported to Kuwait, where he faces trial for crimes against state security
The SEC previously suspended 84 lending companies for failing to obtain certificates of authority
The suspects – a Kuwaiti man and a Syrian woman – are arrested in an entrapment operation at Bonifacio Global City
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will not cave in to blackmails of immigration officers who have skipped work, creating long lines at the airports
President Rodrigo Duterte mistakenly identifies former Film Development Council of the Philippines chief Briccio Santos as a 'son-in-law' of the Inquirer's Prietos
Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr proposes the fast-tracking of proposed amendments to the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says immigration workers who skip work because of the issue 'can be replaced anytime' because they hold contractual positions
Aguirre says, 'The allegations in the complaint are not anchored on concrete solid evidence that would support findings of any of the enumerated grounds for impeachment. Suntok sa buwan 'yan.'
After 5 hearings, the Senate blue ribbon committee chaired by Senator Richard Gordon ends its probe into the Bureau of Immigration scandal, saying it involved 'extortion,' not bribery
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the lookout bulletin orders are in connection with the smuggling allegations against the cigarette company
'It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that no government official would be taking advantage of their positions to disseminate fake news,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
(UPDATED) 'We are witnessing justice at work. We see that reformation is an option,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the same day that the House of Representatives is set to pass the death penalty bill on final reading
The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte, De Lima, and Lascañas do not love each other, but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way
(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits
Twenty-seven of the 127 prisoners endorsed for executive clemency by the DOJ will be given signed certificates of pardon on Tuesday, March 7
Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest
(UPDATED) The United States Navy gives a tour of the massive aircraft carrier as it conducts 'routine operations' in the disputed waters
'Are Filipinos more inclined to commit crimes than Korean nationals?' asks Sta Isabel
Not unlike Pontius Pilate, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next, possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail, and they shouted back, 'Trillanes!'
(UPDATED) Several senators criticize Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for his behavior during a pro-Duterte rally at Luneta
Justice Secretary Aguirre provides photos to counter the denial of the Makati Police of his claim that the wife of an inmate who testified against Senator Leila de Lima was ambushed last week
(UPDATED) The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition, seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest
The crowd at the Luneta shouts, 'Si Trillanes!' referring to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a Duterte critic
(UPDATED) It is a show of force to support President Rodrigo Duterte. It also coincides with the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
Aguirre seems set to hold the record for a Philippine justice chief with the most number of 'unsubstantiated' public pronouncements at a given time
'From all these violence, killings, and crooked governance of the Duterte regime, clearly, I am not the Public Enemy No. 1 here, but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights, especially the right to life,' says Senator Leila de Lima
(3rd UPDATE) 'I hope Secretary Aguirre isn't losing his marbles....He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories, much less engaging in character assassination,' says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima
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The justice secretary says, 'Kung ano ano ang sinasabi mo, na bigyan ka hanggang few hours in the morning. Ba't kinakailangan pang ganoon?'
'The embassy is strongly distressed that this false information could tarnish its honor and reputation,' says the South Korean embassy
In an unusual break from their word war, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II agrees with Senator Leila de Lima's views at a Senate inquiry