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Prosecutors' offices to be closed nationwide, but officers on call for urgent matters

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:56 AM

This means legal remedies will become a challenge for those who will be arrested during the lockdown

PHYSICAL CLOSURE. Prosecutors offices nationwide will physically close soon, with a mechanism that will require officers and staff to report for work for urgent matters. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ warns prosecutors against engaging in partisan politics

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

'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

NO ELECTIONEERING. The justice department warns government prosecutors  against electioneering during the 2019 midterm elections. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN CHARTS: Drug cases take over PH courts, have low disposition rates

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Only 12% of the 289,295 drugs cases at the lower courts are disposed of in 2017. A big problem is that courts just can't keep up.

DRUG WAR CASES. Images by Noel Celis/AFP and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Over 152,000 drug cases filed in court under Duterte admin

Aug 01, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Conviction rate is low, however. A large number of the cases are dismissed by the courts on technical grounds.

DRUG WAR CASES. Images by Noel Celis/AFP and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

16 BSM officials on DOJ lookout bulletin

May 03, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Acting Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas also urges the National Prosecution Service to expedite the resolution of the case filed against the school officials

DOJ forms fact-finding team on attacks vs Lumad

Sep 26, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The probe aims to identify and hold responsible those behind the attacks The fact finding team is given 60 days to submit a final report on its findings and recommendations

PROTEST. A multisectoral group holds a protest outside the House of Representatives to protest the Lumad killings. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

'DOJ Mamasapano report should provide closure'

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:17 PM

We need the BBL so we can establish the necessary mechanism on the ground to reduce and eliminate violence such as what happened in Mamasapano says National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran Lao

FULL TEXT: Justice department report on Mamasapano

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:36 PM

The version of the report that the DOJ has made public includes redactions to conceal the identities of witnesses suspects and NBI operatives

DOJ readies criminal raps vs 90 for SAF deaths

Apr 16, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The report recommends charges against some 90 MILF BIFF and PAGs fighters alleged to be responsible for the Mamasapano bloodbath

BLOODY FIELDS. Barangay Tukanalipao in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, where the 55th Special Action Company found themselves trapped on January 25. Rappler file photo

Trial of Coast Guard men over Taiwanese death starts Nov 24

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Batanes regional trial court Judge Ramon Barona sets Balintang Channel incident trial after dismissing the motions of 8 PCG personnel to quash the homicide case against them

Charges set vs embassy staff over 'sex for flight'

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The cases come a year after the alleged sex for flight scheme was first exposed

'SEX-FOR-FLIGHT.' Can the Philippine government stop the sexual exploitation of distressed OFWs?

Marawi prosecutor gunned down in broad daylight

May 19, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Prosecutor Saipal Alawi is gunned down on the road while on his way home

Homicide charges set over Taiwan fisherman's death

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The Department of Justice says 8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel engaged in a conspiracy to kill a Taiwanese

INSPECTING THE PCG BOAT. Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbor, Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2013. Photo by Susan Corpuz/EPA