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'This opportunity comes at a time when my services as Secretary of the Department of Justice are most needed'
(UPDATED) The immigration officers who encoded Jan Marsalek's supposed flight records have been fired
(3rd UPDATE) Novartis is accused of having hosted tens of thousands of speaker programs and events which the United States Department of Justice says were used to bribe physicians
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
'Clearly, the testimonies against De Lima are inadmissible, being hearsay, have little probative value, and are irrelevant, immaterial, and self-serving'
The 11-day lockdown, enforced after 5 employees and an outsourced security guard tested positive for the coronavirus, will be lifted as disinfection has been completed
US Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski says Novartis subsidiaries 'profited from bribes...and they falsified their books and records to conceal those bribes'
The IATF may have a decision next week if they will allow the reentry of foreign workers who hold permanent and long-term visas
Prison agencies are also slammed for little transparency on the conditions of inmates
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Sharon Cuneta sought his help in dealing with the man who threatened to rape her daughter Kakie Pangilinan
'One of the victims was a differently abled 27-year-old deaf female, the younger sister of the suspect and who is also the mother of some of the children rescued,' says Police Colonel Sheila Portento
72 personnel test positive in rapid tests, but only 5 are validated in confirmatory tests
The justice department instead puts the pressure on complainant Rico Quicho to submit hard copies of his evidence
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra will submit the review to Malacañang on Wednesday, June 17. He will not make it public unless Malacañang releases it from their end.
With a shortage on swab tests for mass testing, the national government and local governments have been relying on rapid antibody tests
Is it legal to ban rallies during quarantine?
Will prosecutors be independent of the Secretary of Justice who will sit in the anti-terror council?
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation
DOJ Spokesperson Markk Perete says Section 4's exception on dissent 'should calm concerns,' but he leaves out a 'killer' provision. It's the provision on intent.
(UPDATED) Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts
The 60-year-old woman is believed to have taken her own life, police say
'You appear to be a decent and honorable man, unlike many. Your principal will not be there forever, but your reputation and integrity will outlive you,' human rights lawyer Edre Olalia pleads to fellow Atenean lawyer Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar also tells a joint House panel that ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez did not lose his Filipino citizenship when he used his American passport to travel
(UPDATED) 'Sangki is a vital witness in the second wave of prosecution for the Maguindanao massacre, and it is not far-fetched that his ambush today had something to do with the horrible case,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Cebu City Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Macaundas Hadjirasul says the employee and 28 others were tested on May 15
The 35-year-old mother faces charges of child trafficking which is punishable by life imprisonment
Proposals on issues such as food waste, racism, environmental justice get rejected as Amazon says that, in many cases, they already support initiatives relating to those
The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children
The Judicial and Bar Council sets new rules, but faces questions on constitutionality
Technology to detect livestreamed abuse has yet to be developed or utilized by internet service providers, according to the International Justice Mission
Bakit tila ang due process ay para sa mga kakampi lamang ng Duterte administration?
Over 400 other convicts also eligible for parole are awaiting clearance. Retired military generals Carlos Garcia and Jovito Palparan are not qualified, according to the Department of Justice.
Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected
'Every time we say dura lex sed lex, we speak of oppression. Every time we call for dura lex sed lex, we advocate for injustice.'
Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra commits the NBI to look into the prohibited mass gathering for the birthday of Metro police chief Sinas – when other people in previous mass gatherings were just picked up and jailed
'The parallels and the contrasts between the Watergate affair and the present situation now before this Court are striking,' says a group dubbing itself the 'Watergate Prosecutors'
'We will appeal any European Commission state aid decisions that discriminate unlawfully between airlines,' says Ryanair
The US Justice Department says it has now returned or helped Malaysia recover nearly $1.1 billion in funds and assets
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra defends his refusal to issue a formal legal opinion for ABS-CBN, a document that could serve as a legal defense for the NTC
Should it stop broadcasting immediately? That is the pressing question now for the network giant.
The Board of Pardons and Parole is now reviewing the records of an initial batch of 200 convicts
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating' while franchise renewal bills are pending in Congress
'That would mean we will be ourselves be the first to violating certain constitutional rights if we do so,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Time is running out as the government decides whether or not to release eligible persons deprived of liberty, given the pandemic
'One unintended consequence of [the lockdown] is that vulnerable children are being trapped with abusers and traffickers in their homes,' says the International Justice Mission
The relaxed rules lower the age of sickly prisoners who may avail of executive clemency from 70 to 65
(UPDATED) The female inmate is 72 years old, has pneumonia and has been transferred to the Sta Ana Hospital in Manila
This means that low-risk convicts, who are clearly convicted of non-heinous crimes, cannot avail of early freedoms even as the pandemic threatens Philippine jails