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'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
'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
'I don’t think any lawyer will close the possibility to be appointed to such a lofty position,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'We heard that he (Nicanor Faeldon) was interested in running for an election post in Mindoro. Certainly, to request to realign P1 billion to Sablayan detention facilities in Mindoro becomes suspect,' says Senator Franklin Drilon
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
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 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
(UPDATED) A Senate exposé implicating retiring PNP chief Oscar Albayalde prompts Guevarra not just to expedite the review of the case junked in 2017, but to reopen it altogether
The Supreme Court also tempers its own ruling to provide leeway for arresting officers who do not comply with the proper rules on handling evidence
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra makes the statement amid mounting criticism on the DOJ's move to arrest without warrant heinous crime convicts
Around 25 convicts who surrendered will be freed Thursday after verification they are qualified for release
Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete announces on the radio early Friday morning that the rearrest should be suspended, but cops already started rearresting at midnight
But Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shies away from making the same statement on Senator Ronald dela Rosa
'They are pandering to public opinion; do things the right way otherwise that is abuse,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia
But only prisoners who are not charged with heinous crimes and whose records are squeaky clean can be released now
The justice chief wants a review of Republic Act 10575, which 'diminished' the control of the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the Bureau of Corrections
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says a letter coming from the Bureau of Corrections sometime in 2018 asked for the power to grant early release to convicts
(4th UPDATE) President Duterte says he gave the order to keep the convicts safe from Senator Leila de Lima's 'henchmen' in Bilibid. The detained senator calls this reasoning 'insanity in its most diabolical form.'
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he was informed of the proposal but didn't know it had been done
Heinous crime convicts, recidivists, and habitual delinquents can still avail of good conduct time allowance – though at a lesser rate – under the Revised Penal Code
(UPDATED) Subjects of an immigration lookout bulletin order cannot be stopped from leaving the country but President Duterte has told airport authorities not to let those on the list leave
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the dismissal of Nicanor Faeldon is an 'initial step to prevent the spread of a dangerous wildfire'
(UPDATED) The justice secretary finds two Supreme Court cases, one from 1967 and one from 2001, to provide President Rodrigo Duterte the legal basis for his order
This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the review of the GCTA law's implementation was prompted by 'the very real danger posed to the peace of the community by the early release' of vindictive convicts
DOJ, BuCor, and DILG now in a tight bind as they review internal guidelines of the law, when thousands of heinous crimes inmates have already been released in past years
The family of Antonio Sanchez claims to be in possession of a Bureau of Corrections release order dated August 20
The debate now focuses on whether or not people convicted of heinous crimes should benefit from the Good Conduct Time Allowance law. What are the arguments for amendment now?
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra considers suspending the computation of the good conduct time allowance of convicts while the Bureau of Corrections 'firms up' its guidelines
Are the likes of Antonio Sanchez eligible for reduced sentence? The ambiguous provisions of the GCTA law should either be interpreted by the Supreme Court or amended by Congress.
But, says Justice Secretary Guevarra, if someone is denied clemency, he can still qualify for early release based on good conduct time allowance
'To invite more applicants,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, explaining the extension
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders an NBI probe and says PCSO games may not resume until the investigation is done
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra directs the National Bureau of Investigation to 'conduct a thorough investigation and case build-up on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in the Bureau of Customs'
'Ordinary human behavior indicates that the fear of being put to death...will naturally prompt a criminally minded person to think twice,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The justice secretary's comment is contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's general aversion to international interference in his campaign against drugs
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra reacts to the statement of top cop Oscar Albayalde that police will arrest those who file impeachment complaints against President Duterte if ordered by the Philippine chief
The justice department brings new life to the usual rule on warrantless arrests, with Secretary Guevarra saying even cyber libel could be a basis for warrantless arrests
'The objective is to determine the facts and allocate accountabilities in a joint, instead of an adversarial, manner,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra creates special investigating teams to look into the killings of Ryan Hubilla, Nelly Bagasala, and Neptali Moraga
(UPDATED) This again puts Ombudsman Martires on the spotlight – will he enforce the dismissal or stand firm that a Supreme Court ruling renders Carandang untouchable from Malacañang?
‘Should he fail to do so, the DOJ will consider his possible inclusion in Rodel Jayme's inciting to sedition case or indictment for other criminal charges after proper investigation,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
‘We need more information than that depicted in a diagram,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'Electioneering or engaging in partisan political activities by one holding a non-political office is a punishable offense,' Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra reminds government prosecutors
Universities 'should be proud that they are producing young people who are socially aware,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The Department of Justice (DOJ) sends its recommendation to Malacañang, backing the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old
Guevarra says the legal actions against members of the opposition are not 'undemocratic in any way'
The timeline from Tiger Resorts also means Guevarra's son was hired even before a Parañaque City prosecutor dismissed estafa charges filed by Tiger Resorts against Kazuo Okada
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's son works for Tiger Resorts, which filed a case against its former CEO Kazuo Okada
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February