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(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he is deferring to Congress, an independent branch of government
(UPDATED) Senator Franklin Drilon wants to make sure that the NTC cannot withdraw the temporary permit anytime it wants
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Immigration Officer Allison Chiong, the whistleblower in the POGO bribery mess, is now under provisional coverage of the program
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says they hope to respond to the National Telecommunications Commission by next week
The flip-flopping Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, is the sole witness for now, but he is also charged with conspiracy to commit sedition
How exactly did the prosecutors arrive at that conclusion? And why is Trillanes cleared of sedition but charged with conspiracy to commit sedition?
Whether the President's advisers agree with him on the termination of the military deal is now 'water under the bridge,' says the justice secretary
(4th UPDATE) Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces charges over the 'Bikoy' narcolist videos. Vice President Leni Robredo, as well as senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, are among those cleared.
Discussions with water concessionaires will start in March, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Will it open subjects of investigation to warrantless arrest? It happened for a cybercrime case once before.
Is the termination on hold? Guevarra says President Duterte threatened but did not order to terminate the VFA
The justice department is ready with its memorandum on the legal procedures to terminate the 20-year-old VFA
'Let the law take its course,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The Philippine National Police says while it respects the findings of the Department of Justice on the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case, ex-police chief Oscar Albayalde 'remains innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt'
12 former Pampanga cops, who composed the raid team, are indicted for drug offenses, bribery and graft
Justice Secretary Guevarra approves the grace period on one condition: 'Make sure they are properly fed, they are properly accommodated, and they are safe'
'Wala pa kaming definitive action as to whether ibabalik ba namin 'yung mga inalis nya or hayaan lang namin,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'By their own acts, naipit sila sa loob,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Justice Secretary Menardo Gueverra says the NBI will submit a formal report on the autopsy results on Jeanelyn Villavende's body on January 13
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
'We ask for everyone's prayers that his soul rests in peace together with Nick and Ruel, who stood by him until the end, and that justice be accorded to all of them,' says the family of former Batangas 2nd District representative Edgar Mendoza
The Department of Justice boosts witness protection for whistleblowers against businesses that violate the Philippine Competition Act
'There would be quite a number of cases that would be coming out,' says Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Fadullon, but does not specify if the sedition complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo and other opposition figures is among them
In the spirit of fun, we compile some of the numbers that graced our social media feeds during the holidays
Over 300 distressed overseas Filipino workers receive Christmas packages and financial assistance during the holiday season
(UPDATED) 'That is easy to say for someone not in prison, and who is responsible for the continuation of injustice that is my incarceration based on fabricated charges,' says De Lima
'We knew from the beginning where our strength lies and where certain gaps in our evidence exist,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Conclusion: The GCTA crisis is a symptom of an institutional problem inside the Bureau of Corrections. Will a Duterte-style approach work?
Part 1: Massive errors in record-keeping and ill-prepared facilities keep thousands in jail for months, and kill at least 4 convict returnees. They regret heeding the President's call.
(UPDATED) 'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra asks Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar to inhibit 'to dispel suspicions'
Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water
Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
In the event that Manila Water and Maynilad do not agree to the revision of contracts, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'then we go to court'
'Some members of the Cabinet want an overhaul of the existing concession agreements. Others are thinking of more drastic actions,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'No approval from the Prosecutor General nor from the regional prosecutor was sought,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'Either the AMLC report is being manufactured...or the DOJ is simply engaged in a drawn-out fishing expedition,' says the camp of detained Senator Leila de Lima
(UPDATED) 'In deference to this Honorable Court, it should now stop extending so much grace, sympathy, or concern to accused Zaldy Ampatuan,' says the prosecution
'I very much want to join the judiciary in some future time, but I just want to make sure that I'm able to do something more for the DOJ,' says Guevarra
The NBI says it is aware the former Comelec chief is in the US, and that 'they are studying their next move'
'I don’t think any lawyer will close the possibility to be appointed to such a lofty position,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Alleged gambling lord Tomasino Aledro is facing murder charges along with two other suspects in connection with the killing of dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio block-timer Dindo Generoso
Among the benefits is the authorization to work here
Guevarra cites the 2000 NPS Rules on Appeal, while Albayalde cites the 2017 revised manual for prosecutors in the reopened investigation into the alleged drug recycling of the so-called Pampanga ninja cops
The new rules are set to take effect end of November
Dehydration or lack of medical attention did not cause anyone at the national state penitentiary to die in recent weeks, says the Bureau of Corrections
The Department of Justice finds probable cause to indict officers of KAPA for violating various provisions of the Securities Regulation Code
The National Bureau of Investigation probe is expected to aid cops in pinning down the mastermind of the killing of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson
Kidnapping is a non-bailable offense, compared to other cases filed against him since the Duterte presidency
The 13 policemen are directed to appear at the Department of Justice on Wednesday, October 16